For those of you who didn't go on the Spring Break trip, first, I hope you had a wonderful time with your family, but if you didn't go anywhere, do anything, and just missed out...you missed out on a great great time. For those of you that have doubts about the fun that could possibly be had with 40 of your greatest friends, I am here to tell you it was so much fun. We spent 6 days and 5 nights in the Great Smoky Mountains. We hiked, rode roller coasters, watched scary movies in our very own movie theater, snow tubed, made homemade pizzas and so much more. If the cadets that went weren't friends before they went well, they are friends now. You really should consider going next year. It's a blast.
For those that stayed home and attended the St. Patrick's Day parade....THANK YOU! The new chief was so impressed with the turnout. Imagine his surprise when he learned that was only half of us. You represented our cadet program with so much professionalism and pride. We are very proud of the group we have now. You all just get better every year.
Now here we are coming up to the end of a great year. We aren't over though. We still have a competition in North Carolina on April 28th. After that we will be doing sign ups for next year's competition team. Give it a try. You'd be surprised how much fun it is. It's a lot of hard work though so be prepared to train, train, train. Family night will be coming up sometime in May. We will most likely do a Thursday night again since graduations and end of the year activities often get in the way.
Most importantly, promotions are coming up. A date will be released soon in April or May for those that want to be officers to apply and interview. If you are interested and haven't gotten a copy of the qualifications please let one of your advisors know. Every spot is up for grabs. We are growing so we need to make sure that every officer is up to the challenge of keeping their company and battalion in order.
As always, thank you for what you all do all year long. Until next time...