Well, Swab Summer 2012 is finally over and the class of 2016 is officially part of the USCGA Corps! As crazy as it sounds, Swab Summer flew by! The summer was a pretty awesome experience. I learned so much about myself, teamwork, and leadership. Not to mention Eagle was an interesting experience, to say the least. Oh yeah, it was tough and tiring, but I’m so glad to have all of those memories and experiences behind me. How many people my age can say they did what I did over their summer break?
Now the school year is here and the atmosphere has done a complete shift. Now, academics are the most important thing, so studying, studying, and more studying is just about all I do! Just kidding – the Academy is so much more than just studying. Yes, grades are of utmost importance, but there are so many opportunities here to get out and have some fun. Even as a 4/c I have had some pretty fun times amidst all the homework. Getting involved in clubs and sports is a must here – it’s a good break from all the work. I recently started swimming and having Glee Club practices. Already I am going on a trip with the Glee Club to sing for a 9/11 Memorial. I am excited for all the upcoming events this semester and will keep you all updated. As always, email me if you have any questions or just want to know about the Academy or 4/c life: Allyson.J.Roesch@uscga.edu
Semper Paratus and Go Bears!
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