Hi! My name is Sarah Ritchie and I’m from about 30 minutes outside of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. I graduated from Seneca Valley High School in 2013. I am a swimmer and a Girl Scout, and I love to travel.
In my junior year, I honestly had no idea where I would go for college, and I definitely procrastinated on college research. I had no intentions or even ideas of going to a military school. In October of my senior year, I discovered the Coast Guard Academy, decided to apply and submitted my application in November. I found out I would be receiving an appointment in January. For me everything was a super accelerated process, but I know I belong here. If you want to hear more about my Admissions process, life at the Academy, and/or swimming at the Academy, I’m more than happy to answer your questions. Please email me at Sarah.R.Ritchie@uscga.edu.