Advice to a New Cadet

By: Casey Robinson on Jul 8, 2021 | Categories: General

I have been attending Camden Military Academy for two years and will be returning for my third and final year in August. The best piece of advice I can offer for a new cadet is always to try your hardest. By no means do you have to be perfect, but you should give everything you do your best effort. I have tried my hardest throughout my career at Camden, which has led to new opportunities for me. Academically, it has allowed me to take advantage of the college classes offered here and compete for a top spot in my class- I am hoping to graduate as class Valedictorian. In public school, I was failing most of my classes and had a GPA of 1.21. Now I have a GPA of 4.25, which is steadily rising. I have risen relatively quickly through the ranks in the military aspect, going from a Cadet Private to a Corporal my first year, then returning my second year and being promoted from Corporal to Sergeant, and then to Staff Sergeant. At the end of the year, I was promoted to First Lieutenant- my rank for next year, where I will be a member of Battalion Staff. My point is that the absolute best thing you can do for yourself here is always to do your best, and you will see the fruits of your labor. You’ll inevitably have bad days, which is perfectly okay, so long as you move forward from them and don’t let one bad day affect the rest of your week.

"If you do not change direction, you might end up where you are heading."-Lao Tzu

--Mark McGregor, Class of 2022