My name is Megan Rudy. I was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and grew up moving a lot. I usually tell people that I am from Boulder, Colorado; however, my family has most recently been living in Sofia, Bulgaria. I love to travel to different countries and I love meeting people from those countries. My family lives in Bulgaria because my dad works for Peace Corps, and my mother works in the U. S. Embassy. I have three little sisters and I am the oldest. I have a sister who is now a senior in high school and is applying to the Academy, a sister in seventh grade and one in fourth grade. I love spending time with my family, I especially snowboarding for Christmas break and I hiking and camping.
Before the Academy, I played soccer, and swam but when I got here I realized that there are many club sports offered that I have always wanted to try. So this year, I decided to box, and it has been extremely rewarding. We have Friday night fights and nearly the entire Academy comes to watch us spar. We all cram into a smelly small room and cheer on the strongest competitor.
So far I have been enjoying my Academy experience, and have made many great friends. I am very happy with my choice to apply here and have not regretted a single day.