Okay, so this is super delayed, and I apologize for that... but WE'RE RECOGNIZED!
It's been just over a week since the class of 2017 officially became cadets, and it's truly an amazing feeling. I won't go into too much detail about the ceremony itself [it's an experience that should be witnessed, not read about] but the feelings of accomplishment and pride are indescribable. Rookdom was the hardest thing I've ever gone through and knowing that I made it through- I can't even say how proud I am. Recognition night I called my girlfriend to tell her what had happened and I was literally speechless!
The effect Rookdom and Norwich in general has on a person can't be described- it just has to be experienced to be understood. I've changed so much since day 0 back in August, and I know I still have a long ways to go!
The vibe on campus has changed so much in the last week. The professionalism and military attitude are obviously still there. But if you're a prospective student, try to visit during rookdom. There are prospects on campus right now, and everyone's making sure they know that life isn't like this for freshmen all year! Once everything's earned though, it's so worth it.
I've never been more proud than to say I'm a Norwich Cadet.