My name is Sydney Parkhurst, and I am an incoming Rook at Norwich University. These past few months have been a very stressful, yet exciting time as I get ready to start this next phase of life. I am from a very small town in Rhode Island called Barrington. Barrington is a very competitive, Blue Ribbon public school, that takes academics, as well as sports, very seriously. It is safe to say that not everyone in Rhode Island is fond of us because we win many awards in all aspects. Playing both softball and ice hockey at Barrington, has given me both the confidence, and drive to compete that I believe you need to have in the Norwich Corps of Cadets program.
Norwich has always been my number one choice. Although I hate the cold, I've always loved structure, and challenging myself. Through my experience with the FLC (Future Leader Camp) program, I knew for sure that Norwich was where I wanted to spend the next four years.
During my time at Norwich, I am looking forward to challenging myself in ways I've never thought were possible, learning new things about film since I will be a communications major, and becoming a leader. I know that Norwich will be able to meet my standards, just as I strive to meet my own. See you in a few weeks!