Well this weekend should be somewhat fun. My company, HHC, is having a dining in. This is kinda like a fancy dinner to give out awards and eat with your sections. It is not mandatory and costs 15 dollars but I believe it will be worth it. We are suppose to be receiving a challenge coin. I think that will be super fun. It will go to the collection of other coins I have.
Also, my roommate and I have made plans to walk to town and get some chinese food. I know that sounds kinda lame but it is kinda like our thing. We go every once in a while and get some food sit and talk with each other. It is good bonding and we dont really mind the walk.
I have also made plans with my other friend and my roommate to go out to eat the following weekend. I am super excited for all the events that are coming up.
My roommate and I are trying to find a storage locker so we can store our items there during the summer. I believe we are going to ask a few freshmen who we knew from highschool to join so it will be a bit cheaper. Sometimes the storage lockers can be super expensive but it is very convenient for people who live farther away. I have done this since I was a freshman and I think it will be well worth my time to plan one out.
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Well it is the first few days back and I am having to get back into my routine. That means waking up on time for formation, going to the gym, going to classes, and eating at the same time everyday. I am super excited about the next few weeks because the junior ring ceremony is 31 days away.
I have to buy my dress soon for the dance, I may also get my nails done so when I take pictures with the ring that my nails look nice. I am not sure yet though. I am going to the MCW condo with my boyfriend. Most people get a condo with their original platoons but my platoon is not getting a condo because there are only 8 of us who are getting their rings.
I am on the committee so I have to prepare invitations and letters to the guests and students attending the ceremony. The dance will follow the ceremony and will be nice. The committee will walk in together and it will be so cool. I am so excited, this is something I have waited for since I was a freshman.
Getting the ring is a right of passage as a Norwich student and eventually to become an alum with the ring. I am also a bit worried that my rings won't fit because when I tried them on at the Try-on my rings were too small so I got them a size bigger but I am afraid they will be too big.
Well until next time guys! Remember to check out the Norwich Admissions snapchat for some of my friends posts! Have a wonderful day!
I promised I would make this post on why I stayed, so here I am, making good on that promise.
I stayed at Norwich for a lot of reasons, one of them being pushed by my mother. No, she didn't say "YOU HAVE TO STAY THERE", but my mother always told me to be a part of something bigger than myself and to work hard in order to achieve what I want in the world. So that's always in the back of my head.
Another reason is the people. The friends i have made here will be my friend for life. And I don't mean friends like "this is my bro Aaron, you should see the parties we get into, we're wild." If that's what you're expecting, you might be a little disappointed to learn that Norwich is not that juvenile. I consider my friends to be my brothers. I would give them anything and they would do the same for me. I even have sisters here too. But Norwich pushes you through many challenges and forces you to work with strangers that you don't know. If you believe in the system, you'll learn things you didn't think were possible.
Another reason would be for the ideals that Norwich stands for: "I believe that the cardinal virtues of the individual are courage, honesty, temperance, and wisdom-".
Those words to me, are, in the words of a close friend of mine, my key and compass. They are everything to me. To be courageous is to face your challenges and fears head on. To be honest is to live up to the Norwich honor code, "A cadet shall not lie, cheat, or steal, nor tolerate those who do.". Honesty is the best policy, and I believe that Norwich, the Ring and the MCV sum that up perfectly. Temperance is to be patient, and to wait your turn before you speak. I have never regretted a moment that I've been able to hold my tongue and think about what I have to say. Wisdom is something that comes in time with experience.
I'll tell you that graduating from Norwich is going to make you wiser than your constituents at other schools.
Care about Norwich, and what she stands for, and you'll learn lot's of things.
I've been asked many times why I chose Norwich for my education, and I found that I should probably list them here:
Norwich is very close to home. I live in New Hampshire, and I'm only about 2 and a half hours away. It's nice to know that should anything happen at home, I'm only a short bit away. Many people say "if I lived closer, I'd go home all the time!", but I feel that I visiting home only for breaks is the best way to get the full Norwich experience. That is, to stick with your friends day in and day out.
Norwich is a military college. In my personal opinion, if I went to a regular, or "civi" school, I would have failed out by now. I was the kind of teenager that needed a little shove in the right direction to find my discipline.
Norwich is one of the top schools in the country. Not only is Norwich THE oldest private military school, it's one of the oldest institutions of learning in America. The alumni network is so dedicated and care about the school so much, that if it's a choice between you and some other kid from, say, NYU, for a job, they will choose Norwich every time.
I wish I had more time to tell you all of the reasons, but maybe in my next post I should say why I've stayed.