Fishburne Military School - Review #1

Fishburne Military School
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About the Author:

College Enrolled North Carolina State University
Home Town, State (Country) Asheville, NC
Years Attended Boarding School 3
Activities During Boarding School Rifle team, baseball, wrestling, track and field, JROTC. I was a summer school battalion commander and a company commander my senior year, a first sergeant my junior year. I was the editor of the yearbook my junior and senior year and the president of the National Honor Society my senior year. I was a Hogg Scholar Athlete and won various awards for academics and sports. I was the Valedictorian of my graduating class.

Reflections and Advice:

1.) What do you think makes your school unique relative to other boarding schools?
One aspect that Fishburne fostered was brotherhood. Every guy there was your brother. You leaned on your brothers and faced adversity together and that is what made that school and the relationships that I built there so special.
2.) What was the best thing that happened to you in boarding school?
It was a good experience for me. It provided structure and allowed me to excel.
3.) What might you have done differently during your boarding school experience?
It was a culture shock for me. Just rely on your fellow cadets and you will be alright, there is plenty of direction and structure.
4.) What did you like most about your school?
I liked most the relationships that I built with fellow cadets, faculty and staff, and the commandant's office. Those relationships will last a lifetime.
5.) Do you have any final words of wisdom for visiting or incoming students to your school?
Get involved. Learn from your leadership and then assume their positions. Leadership is a quality that can be learned from this school and will help you in every facet of life.

Academics:

1.) Describe the academics at your school - what did you like most about it?
The academics at Fishburne were designed to help you catch up and make sure you stayed ahead. It was also college preparatory and offered honors and AP classes.

Athletics:

1.) Describe the athletics at your school - what did you like most about it?
All standard athletics were offered and really fostered teamwork. It was mandatory to participate in two of three sport seasons. It was fairly competitive in the VISAA.

Art, Music, and Theatre:

1.) Describe the arts program at your school - what did you like most about it?
There was a music program.

Extracurricular Opportunities:

1.) Describe the extracurriculars offered at your school - what did you like most about it?
Key Club, National Honor Society, Yearbook. I was the president of NHS and the editor of the yearbook in my time. I enjoyed them because of the advisors and the extra work they allowed me to do.

Dorm Life:

1.) Describe the dorm life in your school - what did you like most about it?
Dorm life was alright. The barracks could be updated, but it wasn't bad. There was no late night food access, you could request a roommate and be moved if necessary. If you were an NCO your junior year you got a room with a sink and mirror. If you were an officer your senior year you got a room with a full bathroom. All others shared a communal bathroom.

Dining:

1.) Describe the dining arrangements at your school.
They did a pretty good job, we sat as companies. The food was pretty much on a schedule.

Social and Town Life:

1.) Describe the school's town and surrounding area.
Small town, you were allowed to go into town on the weekends. Pretty much just fast food and Kroger and one Chinese buffet restaurant.
2.) Describe the social life at your school - what did you like most about it?
You were allowed to sign up for mixers with all girls schools. Other than that you just hung out with the other cadets.

Daily Schedule:

Weekday
6:00 AMWake up, go to formation
6:30 AMBreakfast
7:00 AMBarracks and room cleanup
8:00 AMClasses start
12:00 AMLunch
3:00 AMClasses end
3:15 AMAccountability formation
3:30 AMSports
6:00 AMDinner
8:00 AMStudy Hall
Weekend
10:00 AMWake up/formation
10:30 AMBrunch
6:00 PMAccountability formation/dinner

Alumni Reviews
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  • North Carolina State University
    One aspect that Fishburne fostered was brotherhood. Every guy there was your brother. You leaned on your brothers and faced adversity together and that is what made that school and the relationships that I built. . .
  • West virginia university
    Army JROTC which has held highest level of distinction for over 20 years due to stellar scores on annual RFI. Outstanding teachers and educational experience. Amazing alumni support. Small classroom and. . .
  • UNC
    It is difficult for me to answer this question concisely, as there are numerous things unique to Fishburne Military School. I attended Fishburne during the mid 80's, however what was relevant to me then remains. . .
  • College of William and Mary
    Fishburne is small and compact. All classes are small so that everybody knows everybody else. At present the entire campus contains a total of five buildings which includes the Alumni House. It. . .
  • UNC Charlotte
    It is a small school, and after just a few weeks everyone pretty much will know everyone else, or at least their last name. That knowledge includes faculty and staff knowing each cadet, even. . .
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