Hey everyone! My name is Benjamin Racz and I’m from Middletown, Maryland. Though originally born outside the Washington D.C. area, I moved to western Maryland right before I started middle school. It was a tough adjustment, but I think that is the reason why I am so good at stepping out of my comfort zone. Even though I’m from Maryland, I’m a diehard New York Giants fan. I consider myself a very active person, so you’ll always find me doing something sports-related. I played basketball and ran cross country in high school, but coming to the Academy I was all about trying something new. I am on the crew team and I enjoy every second of it. My favorite band is Mumford & Sons, though I’ll listen to any kind of music.
My first exposure to the Coast Guard Academy was through AIM. It was a tough week, but it made me realize how awesome the Academy was as a potential college option. As I looked at other schools, I slowly began to realize that the Coast Guard Academy was the right fit for me.
Feel free to contact me with any questions you might have whether it pertains to the Academy in general, AIM, crew, or military life in general. My email is Benjamin.C.Racz@uscga.edu. Thanks for reading my blog and I hope to see you next year!