A Cadet’s Perspective: Q&A with SGT Simon Barrera ’15

Did you miss out on the fun at Fall Family Weekend? Here’s a Q&A with SGT Simon Barrera ’15 by student journalist Francisco Fletes ’18.

Q: What would you describe as the highlight of your weekend? A:  The highlight of this past weekend was being able to see my parents after two months and being able to spend time with them.

Q: How did you feel when you saw your parents? A:  The moment I saw my parents standing in the Atrium, I felt relieved and happy just knowing that I was going to be able to spend time with them after two whole months.

Q: Did you like meeting your cadets’ parents? A: I enjoyed every single moment of it. It was a pleasure to let them know how their sons have overcome a big step in young adulthood.

Q: Did you consider the review important? Why? A: Yes I did. The review honored the class of 2014. … I will eventually become a senior and go through the same process.

Q: Did you think the weekend was well planned? A: To my eyes this weekend went [very] well and in my opinion it was one of the best organized events I’ve seen throughout my three years at MMA.

Q: Did you enjoy watching the soccer and football games? Why? A: It’s always nice to get to see both the football and soccer games. I enjoy and encourage school spirit and … the support from us cadets to our fellow cadet athletes.