It’s been awhile since I’ve had a chance to write, so please forgive for that. But I have plenty of excuses why I haven’t.
At the beginning of the year, I was elected Treasurer for the Class of 2014. Now, every Wednesday I sit down with four of my classmates and our class advisor and we discuss ways to have fun as a class. In September, we held a cookout down by the waterfront and hung out. We also put on a class-wide Halloween party at Stonington Lodge, complete with scary movies and a costume contest.
Our biggest project this year is Ring Dance. Ring Dance occurs at the end of second class year and is one of the most memorable events for cadets. At Ring Dance, we are presented with our class rings; the symbol of our time at the Coast Guard Academy. With our class crest on one side and the Coast Guard Academy crest on the other, the men and women of the Class of 2014 will be forever linked to this hallowed institution. While we’re getting ready for Ring Dance, we’re also in the early planning stages for Castle Dance, our pre-graduation formal in Newport, Rhode Island.
My season with the Offshore Sailing team came to an abrupt end a month early due to a concussion I sustained during practice. A concussion can really ruin a semester. When you can’t think straight and your head always hurts, there is no way you can take tests or quizzes. I fell behind in school and worked hard to catch up. Fortunately, my efforts paid off and my grades did not slip.
Skipping the Fall, Living the Winter, Planning the Summer (Continued)
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