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Things Are Moving Quickly

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Ledzian Photo Although Swab Summer was seven weeks long it felt very short. It’s hard to believe that I am already a cadet; it feels as if I will wake up one morning and it will only be week two of Swab Summer. Since the academic year began everything has moved very quickly. I am moving through my courses very quickly and it is easy to fall behind. As for sports, I find it very helpful to be a part of a sports team and know upper-class cadets. I have already run two races on the XC team, one of which was my first 5-mile race. With sports and academics it is hard to find free time, even the weekends are jam packed with racing and homework.


Though I am always busy, I enjoy the challenge presented by my academic course load. One of my favorite courses is Fundamentals of Navigation. This course involves nautical charts and I really like its practical applications. I have been able to separate myself from my academics and have fun visiting my sponsor family, where I have completed 30 and 50 mile bike rides; going to XC meets, and having team dinners. The atmosphere here is really energetic and helps a lot when I am having a bad day.


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