New Mexico Military Institute - Review #4

New Mexico Military Institute
5

About the Author:

College Enrolled New Mexico Military Institute
Home Town, State (Country) Cananea, none
Years Attended Boarding School 5
Activities During Boarding School Soccer, baseball manager, Honor Board, Admissions Ambassador (Cadet leader), social media advocate (Cadet leader) group, and other groups.

Reflections and Advice:

1.) What do you think makes your school unique relative to other boarding schools?
The school is unique because since it is a military institute it teaches you to have a balance between academics social life and the military life. There are so many activities to do either alone, within small groups of as a whole school that it creates a huge family within our Corps.
2.) What was the best thing that happened to you in boarding school?
I think the overall experience has been the best thing, I have grown so much both physically mentally and spiritually. I think it has made me mature, understand life and comprehend that there are hardships but there is always someone willing to help, and sometimes you need to struggle but it is possible.
3.) What might you have done differently during your boarding school experience?
Nothing different, best advice would be to listen to what everyone has to say at the institution, follow all the rules as it is a military school and enjoy your first year for it is the easiest.
4.) What did you like most about your school?
I like the family that i created here and all the memories i will always share with them. I also like the relationships i have built with members of our staff and faculty groups.
5.) Do you have any final words of wisdom for visiting or incoming students to your school?
Enjoy a lot, we have a big post, and it is all very interesting, don't forget to catch a tour and enjoy or awesome architecture and history filled campus.

Academics:

1.) Describe the academics at your school - what did you like most about it?
I liked most about it that there are so many tools, the school provides you with free tutoring, multiple times and locations to meet with teachers, counselors and advisers. The academics side of our school is not easy, but the school provides for enough help to be a great student with no excuse.

Athletics:

1.) Describe the athletics at your school - what did you like most about it?
I didn't necessarily participate in any sports, but many of the football games and volleyball games are mandatory fun, but I don't believe this is an issue, i believe it is a good thing that provides support. The diversity and functionality of our teams and coaches work well.

Art, Music, and Theatre:

1.) Describe the arts program at your school - what did you like most about it?
The availability of this is great, we have our own technology department that can fix anything that might be fixed. An issue is them not trusting the students with the equipment and that sometimes it takes them long to fix things such as projectors, microphones and other small things.

Extracurricular Opportunities:

1.) Describe the extracurriculars offered at your school - what did you like most about it?
Big Brothers Big Sister, it s a group where we would go to an elementary school and take care of children and some times went bowling and had lunches and dinners with them. Honor Board: a board of cadets that ensure the code of ethics and honor is followed and those who break it go against the board. Ski Club: School takes us snowboarding or Skiing twice a year.

Dorm Life:

1.) Describe the dorm life in your school - what did you like most about it?
I liked the friendships that you make either with your direct roommate or with those who live around you. I believe that as a military school we get enough privileges and choosing of room and roommate. I don't particularly like that we cant control the air between cold and hot.

Dining:

1.) Describe the dining arrangements at your school.
I liked the old cafeteria better, I think we have a great kitchen and facility but we need to fix and change the tables and their set up. Other than that we have a great facility we are able to feed everyone with enough time for everyone to get back to class, or have time for their needs.

Social and Town Life:

1.) Describe the school's town and surrounding area.
The town is really small, and there isn't a lot to do, which is not necessarily a bad thing, as we use uniforms all the time, people from the town know who we are, so they care for us and care for the uniformity and respect to the Institution. I like most is close and even when we go out in groups of 15 and 20 we can walk somewhere or drive somewhere and have a fun time.
2.) Describe the social life at your school - what did you like most about it?
I liked that you make friends for a life time. The friends you create at this school will be with you forever and will always have you back they are your family. The outings are different as we don't have late curfew and we are not allowed to drink or attend parties, but our time spent mostly in big groups enjoying and by going out to dinner, or coffee and snacks.

Daily Schedule:

Weekday
6:15 AMFormation for Breakfast
7:45 AMClass
8:45 AMClass
9:45 AMClass
10:45 AMClass
12:00 AMFormation for Lunch
12:45 PMclass
1:45 AMclass
2:45 AMclass
3:45 AMFormation for Athletics and PT
Weekend
8:15 AMFormation with Inspection
9:00 AMFREE
10:00 AMFREE
11:00 AMFREE
12:00 AMFREE
1:00 PMFREE
2:00 PMFREE
3:00 PMFREE
4:00 PMFREE
6:15 PMFormation for Dinner and Study at 7:00pm

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