surprised at # of recent posts concerning risky behavior

Discussion in 'Military Academy - USMA' started by MomWPgirl, May 10, 2010.

  1. MomWPgirl

    MomWPgirl Member

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    Is anyone else surprised about recent posts concerning honor code, drug testing, senior pranks etc? Have to wonder if senioritis and end of the year has something to do with it. Are appointees struggling with the fact their friends are now hyped up about their "fabulous" summer plans and the good times to be had at their colleges? Just find the posts a bit surprising.....and is this really a safe place to ask these questions? Would like to feel as if these kids can ask anything here.....but I wonder. Seems a bit risky to me.
     
  2. Dixieland

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    I guess it has just become apparent to some that they will be arriving at CBT in less than 50 days and West Point really means what it says about drug and alcohol use and that the Honor Code is real and will be enforced. I have to wonder also if some haven't updated their police report and there will be things on it that will come to light in the security clearance paperwork.
     
  3. WAMom68

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    I've been a member of this forum for a few years now and it seems like there are always posts like these in April-May-June each year. I don't know what it is...maybe some kids think they need one last hurrah before they go to R-day.

    I'm not an expert but my advice is: don't do drugs, don't drink, and don't do stupid senior pranks that may get you into legal trouble.
     
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    Losing an appointment can become a reality. This happened to a young man in a school in my county last year.
    He won an appointment to a service academy, his parents and school were so proud. He was awarded "the big check" at the senior awards ceremony and recognized at graduation.
    In the days following graduation, he was at a graduation party where the homeowners allowed alcohol. Driving away from the party he was in a minor accident, the police were called and he blew a breathalizer.
    *Poof*
    His appointment vanished into thin air.
     
  5. MomWPgirl

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    I am new to these forums. Somewhat reassuring to learn it is common to see these type posts this time of year. Hope the appointees realize what they could lose with a poor error in judgement. Agree it is a very difficult time of year for them....while all their friends are planning fun filled summers they will be embarking on probably the most stressful time of their life. Best wishes to all of them during this anxiety-ridden time.
     
  6. NV_USMA_Mom

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    At a local West Point event and again at my son's overnight visit at West Point, he had high ranking officers warning all of the appointees to not let any questionable behavior, lack of judgement, slip in grades, etc. to happen. Both officers told us that this is an extremely big class and that the academy will look at any mis-step as a possible reason for separation.

    It may happen every year, but since this is the year that our son received his appointment, we are not letting him take any risks.
     

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