Well junior ring was a success! Junior ring weekend was also a success. It was really great to get my ring and be able to celebrate with my friends and my original platoon. The ceremony was so surreal, as a member of the ring committee it is wonderful to be able to watch the ceremony each year. But actually experiencing the ceremony was magical.
I am going to post a photo or two to my blog as soon as I have some free time. Just a picture of my ring and my experiences this weekend. I loved getting dressed up and going to the ball because the ball was specifically meant for the juniors. I am also very proud to say that I have earned the title of a Norwich women.
Many people did not receive their rings yet, but that is okay because it will mean so much more once they earn it. I know it sucks to go to the ceremony and not be able to be as happy as everyone else but it is good on them for still going to celebrate with their rook platoons.
As the semester starts to wind down I am getting very excited to go home and be able to relax a bit. I am very excited to show everyone my accomplishments (the ring) and to see my friends. After being away for so long it is nice to see my friends and hear about their lives.
They love to hear about my experiences because it is so vastly different than theirs. I am proud to be a Norwich cadet and hope to represent the school well. Thanks for reading guys! If you have any questions or comments please feel free to drop me a line. Until next time guys! Finish off the semester right!
A lot of students at NU like to leave comedic things on their whiteboards. As an RA, I see them all the time and they make my duty rounds all the more special. Here's a less-than-recent board. These particular residents loved the fact I wanted to share it.
This week has to be the most exciting as all Juniors, that's me, will be getting their rings on Friday. This is a super special opportunity as many of us have waited our entire Norwich career for this very day!
You are only allowed to get the corps ring, if you are in the corps and meet certain criteria. It is a privilege and an honor to be allowed to wear the Norwich Ring. It represents the transition into becoming apart of the great men and women who have come before you. The ring represents the connection a Norwich alum has. On Friday I will be able to proudly say that I am a Norwich woman of honor and integrity.
Our class has worked hard to get to where we are today, but that is what defines us from the rest of the population. Our strive to do better and become better. As a leader I have learned how to follow and how to lead, it is now my job to help others in their Norwich Career to better themselves. I believe that I will embody our moto of "I will try" to the fullest extinct in my everyday life.
I thank God that I came to Norwich and was allowed the honor to be a Norwich cadet. I thank Norwich for giving me a lot of possibilities to grow and learn.
Ending this week and year with getting my ring will be reward enough for all the struggles I have overcome. I will make sure to post a picture or two of my ring. Feel free to comment about questions, comments, or concerns you have for the ring. I am super excited for this week, it all just seems so surreal that we have gotten this far. "Heart Means Everything 4-1!"