Spring break is the most anticipated time of the secondsemester here at the Academy for reasons beyond just getting to escape the frigid New England weather. Held on the Thursday before spring break is Billet Night, which is when all the 1/c find out where they will be spending their first two years in the fleet. The selection process is based on class ranking, so those who are at the top of the class with get their top choices. This year it seemed that everyone got something that they were happy with. For us underclass, in particular the third class, it is nice to see your cadre get their assignments. The Class of 2013 was responsible for training us and ensuring we were ready to be part of the corps. Seeing the cadets who made this possible get something they wanted was awesome because you want to see the people that helped you succeed be rewarded.
As far as spring break goes, I spent my time split between Fort Lauderdale, Florida and New Jersey. The first half spent in Florida was great for me to get out in the sun and enjoy some summer weather. When I headed back north I spent my time at my uncle’s and visited my house, which is still in the process of being rebuilt. The time I spent with my family allowed me to relax and recharge to get ready to finish the second of the semester strong.
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