I believe Spring has finally arrived. This weekend the Mens Crew Team traveled to Lowell, MA to compete against UMASS Lowell, Colby, and Coast Guard. We took third and only lost to Coast Guard by 5 seconds. the best part of the day wasn't the racing. It was the amazing weather. It was warm, sunny, and almost no wind. it certainly wasn't the weather we have been used to down on the cape.
A couple weeks ago I went to the Students United Leadership Conference at Framingham State University. I have to say, I was extremely disappointed. The conference was more of a outcry for funding rather than leadership. I felt as if someone was trying to hold my hand and talk about feelings rather than discuss leadership. The fact was, the training and knowledge I have received at MMA about leadership has put myself and my fellow cadets way above other students. The five of us that went to the conference stuck out, not only because we were wearing our dress blues, but because we presented ourselves differently. We stood tall and spoke with conviction. I am not trying to say that the students that were also there are not leaders. They are simply not at the level that we are at. I did take some things away from this conference. One thing was a different look on accomplishing a task and how to use the people you are leading to accomplish the task at hand. I think the conference can use a lot of improvement in area of leadership. I am sure that it will develop into an excellent conference one day.