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And the Countdown Begins...

(The Cadet Experience, Class of 2012) Permanent link   All Posts
 Alexander Lloyd It’s that time of the year again. The academic school year is coming to a close, and finals are looming just around the corner. Since my return from spring break, life has seemed to move at a hundred miles per hour. In the past week and a half alone, I have taken five tests and completed three projects/presentations. It hasn’t all been bad though; March and April have given us some relatively warm spring weather and some pretty great days of sailing. Last week, we – the Class of 2012 – received the privilege of being able to take overnight liberty on Saturday nights.

Finals are nothing more than a speed bump between now and 2/c summer. Of course, five tests over four days will be a challenge, but nothing too out of the ordinary for a Coast Guard cadet. The summer ahead will be very promising, filled with lots of sailboat racing with the Academy’s Summer Ocean Racing Team, a week spent in an aviation training program in Elizabeth City, North Carolina, and three weeks working with the incoming swabs and AIMsters at the waterfront. I can’t wait!

To the high school students reading, I wish you the best of luck on finals of your own. To all those incoming swabs, good luck in R-Day and see you this summer!

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