Hello! I am Che’Mar Artis, a seventeen-year-old from the prominent city of San Diego, California. I’ll be an incoming Rook for the Class of 2022 at Norwich University. I am observed as sedulous in my work and polite in my character. As far as composition goes, I took AP Literature & Composition in preparation for college. To be quite frank, it isn’t my forte, but I am skilled in helping others with questions and concerns they may have about knowledgeable subjects. This can be evidenced by my work experience as AMC’s crew member. I held the positions of Concessions, Guest Services, and Box Office, in which, I had to be knowledgeable of products & policies, tenacious in assisting others, and willing to learn new methods of dealing with guests! To add, I also served in my school’s NJROTC program where I held accountability over 165 cadets who always needed help with training, homework, or cadet knowledge. Furthermore, I was also Vice President of my school’s Christian Club where I would dedicate time to guidance through teachings, prayer sessions, and seminars where students would discuss their spiritual health!
Many ask why Norwich would be the university of my choosing. Easily, I chose Norwich for a plethora of reasons! First, Norwich is the oldest military college in the US, and is a very prestigious college for commissioning in the U.S. Armed Forces. Progressing to it’s 201st year of educating students from different countries around the world, it offers many majors of study, mine being Nursing. In addition to this, Norwich University — being the oldest military college in the U.S. — houses all four branches of the U.S. Armed Forces, including NROTC which I plan to commission through. With these ideas in mind, Norwich also has a 4 year program and lifestyle that is called the Corps of Cadets. This program is targeted mainly by students who may plan on joining the military after college, and is for anyone who meets its requirements which holds no obligation to join the U.S. Armed Forces after college. Next, the Corps enticed me to pick Norwich University, because the Corps of Cadets develops students in preparation for lifelong opportunities, starting from teaching its cadets to learn leadership from scratch, then applying those skills to attain success.
My expectations for the coming year are fairly high. I see the coming year to be one of the hardest years in my life. Beginning at Rook Arrival Day and concluding at Rook Recognition, I expect significant results from being pushed mentally, physically, and academically for not only the military, but life as a whole. The challenges of being responsible will intensify as I get there. Equally as important to this challenge will be time managing priorities academically and for the Corps. I anticipate my courses to be relatively proficient in difficulty since lectures are around an hour to two hours long. In regards to my social expectations, I expect many new faces to become family throughout Rookdom. The journey through Rookdom isn’t going to be easy at all, and will be too great of an obstacle to face alone. In our darkest moments, we’ll be tempted to give up which is why we’ll need one another to motivate each other to make it through these struggles. If we can successfully make it, we can possibly achieve more in the military!
In conclusion, I am Che’Mar Artis, and I’m an incoming Rook from the Class of 2022 at Norwich University. I view myself as sedulous in my work, and polite in character with the ability to help others with their concerns about knowledgeable topics. I chose Norwich as it is an ideally sound university for me. It provides my academic major, programs, and is resourceful for my success at the school. I’m looking forward to growth in character, academics, and family this upcoming year at Norwich.