Hey everyone. My name is Sydney Mills and I am from Tampa, Florida. I went to high school in Coral Springs at Coral Glades High School and graduated in 2011. I have always wanted to be a marine biologist. So when a close friend of mine mentioned checking out the Coast Guard Academy, I was immediately hooked by the option of a Marine and Environmental Sciences major. I applied my senior year and did not get in. I proceeded to move to Tampa and went to the University of South Florida. I applied once more to the Academy and got into the prep school program and was sent to Georgia Military College. After a quick year in prep school and Swab Summer I have made it into the Class of 2017 the Academy and cannot wait to explore the opportunities ahead of me.