Howe Military Academy - Review #1
About the Author:
|College Enrolled||Ivy Tech|
|Home Town, State||Syracuse, IN|
|Years Attended Boarding School||4|
|Activities During Boarding School||Soccer (Team captain) Lacrosse Football Rifle team (I was in the top 3 shooters) Varsity Howe Club Cyber Patriot (Team captain) Community service Scuba Club Flag detail (raised and lowered the flag) Squad leader (Sophomore year) Command Sergeant Major (Junior year) Battalion Executive Officer (Senior year)|
1.) What do you think makes your school unique relative to other boarding schools?
Howe military really brought me out of my shell, and showed me how to be a leader. I also got more individual help on all my school work, if I had any questions. Howe put me back on the right track with academics. I made a lot of friends, well more like a second family. The teachers are great, they will help push and challenge you to get to the goals you set.
2.) What was the best thing that happened to you in boarding school?
Howe helped me become more independent, responsible, and outspoken. Overall it helped me become a better individual and team player. I have become less of a hermit and more outspoken and understanding.
3.) What might you have done differently during your boarding school experience?
If I had the chance to go back I would participate in a lot more clubs. I would listen to the tactical officers and teachers. Make sure your room is clean, stay out of trouble follow orders, do the best to your abilities, and have fun.
4.) What did you like most about your school?
I liked that I made a lot of life long friends. Helped me with discipline and become more independent. Helped teach me a lot of life long lessons.
5.) Do you have any final words of wisdom for visiting or incoming students to your school?
I would say get your homework done and study. Work to get on the honor roll every six weeks. Keep your room clean and organized. Stay off F conduct (not as hard as some people make it to be.) Last of all enjoy every moment, because it fly by a lot faster than you think.
1.) Describe the athletics at your school - what did you like most about it?
Sports were mandatory but you get to pick which sport you play each season. My favorite sports were lacrosse and rifle team. Rifle team helped me work on focus and discipline. Lacrosse helped me build team work and communication.
1.) Describe the extracurriculars offered at your school - what did you like most about it?
Community service was a lot of fun. Got to go off campus and meet new people. I also got to help out the local community. I was also apart of varsity howe club. So I helped out during home sport games. I was the team captain of the cyber patriot team. We only competed a couple times a year but it was a blast we had only 6 hours to fix security issues with different operating systems.
1.) Describe the dorm life in your school - what did you like most about it?
The room setups were pretty basic. You have a locker, desk, and bed. You have to make sure that it was clean and organized before you left for school. They allowed for people to have some food in the rooms (non perishables.) You are assigned rooms, and you can get a room transfer once the request is passed up the command chain to the company commander. Then the commander will approve or disapprove. Everything is on a schedule, so you have time to work on homework and study. If you need help then there is other students to help you. You'll also have a little downtime to decompress and relax. Got to hang out with friends during downtime. If you have money and you get permission from the tactical officer, then you can order Chinese or pizza back at the dorm rooms.
1.) Describe the dining arrangements at your school.
You sit with your squad and eat and talk during mess. So you get to know and connect with other students in your squad. Lunch is open seating, so you can sit anywhere. Every meal is mandatory (breakfast, lunch, and dinner.) On Friday and Saturday if you are on honors then you get to go to a relaxed mess, where you get to go to the canteen and eat. It's more relaxed than standard mess. Breakfast is mostly the same on weekdays, but on weekends they have more sweets like donuts and pancakes. Lunch and dinner is different everyday.
1.) Describe the school's town and surrounding area.
They have a small town dinner by the stop light that has good food. Howe also has a small town ice cream shop and an Italian restaurant. Howe is five minutes from Sturgis, Michigan, which has quite a few fast food and other reastaurants.
2.) Describe the social life at your school - what did you like most about it?
I had class mates from every barracks. So I got to know everything in school. So you'll make friends with everyone at school. As the year goes on you'll become more like one big family at howe.
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- Ivy Tech Howe military really brought me out of my shell, and showed me how to be a leader. I also got more individual help on all my school work, if I had any questions. Howe put. . .
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- US Navy I liked the fact that we had a lot of one on one with teachers. And academics played a huge role in that aspect, my grades flew because I had a teacher focus more time. . .
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