Reflections and Advice:
1.) What do you think makes your school unique relative to other boarding schools?
This is a Military style boarding school. It has structure and discipline. There are mandatory study hours. Due to the small class sizes, I learned better.
2.) What was the best thing that happened to you in boarding school?
Becoming a first lieutenant. It gave me the opportunity to hone my leadership skills and build confidence in myself. Which has definitely helped me in college. Due to the great teaching at CMA, I acquired 6 gold stars for academic excellence, and many other awards. I have changed in many ways. When I first came, I was a sophomore and had a 2.9 GPA. When I left I had around a 4.7 GPA. I have also gained invaluable leadership and confidence, a skill and attribute that are very hard to come by.
3.) What might you have done differently during your boarding school experience?
I would of done nothing differently when I first arrived. I thought to myself, "I'm here, there is nothing I can do about it, so I might as well make the best of it." The only thing I would say to a future student is this- When things get hard or you think you can't make/handle it, try your best because senior year will come faster than you think, and doing your best is always worth it.
4.) What did you like most about your school?
I liked most that I made life-long friends, acquired a top-notch education, and overall had a unforgettable experience that I will never forget.
5.) Do you have any final words of wisdom for visiting or incoming students to your school?
This school might seem like the wrong place for you(student), at the time. But stick in there, this school was right for me and many others.