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(Extracurricular and Faith-Based Involvement, Class of 2018) Permanent link   All Posts
Hannah Eshleman

March has been an incredible month. In the beginning of March, I was extremely focused on passing Boards, which is a verbal indoctrination exam that all of the 4/c (freshman) must pass in order to eventually be granted carry-on, a.k.a. no more squaring, bracing up, etc. I was obviously very nervous but thankfully with a lot of study sessions, mock Boards and advice from upper-class, I was able to pass on the first try.

About a week after I passed Boards, I headed to Germany with the USCGA Cadet Chorale for our spring break. We stayed in the town of Garmisch. I had been looking forward to this trip since the beginning of the school year and what a trip it was. We toured multiple castles, including Neuschwanstein, which is what the Disney castle is based on. We also went to Dachau concentration camp, skied in the Bavarian Alps and sang at the Chief Warrant Officers’ Ball at the Edelweiss Resort. Overall, there were many eye-opening experiences on this trip and a lot of awesome Glee Club bonding. It was a trip of a lifetime.

Back at the Academy, we have only six weeks left of school before we head out to our summer assignments. I am still waiting to hear where I am going but I cannot wait to see what the operational Coast Guard is like. Fourth class year is flying by and I am excited to see what the next couple of months have in store for me and my classmates.