U.S. Coast Guard Academy First Class Cadet Erin Wright. U.S. Coast Guard photo.

Future Leaders: First Class Cadet Erin Wright

Coast Guard Academy First Class Cadet Erin Wright is doing all she can to make a difference at the Coast Guard Academy, in the Coast Guard and in the world. Following graduation and commissioning as an officer in the Coast Guard, Wright will be heading to the United Kingdom this summer to continue her education as the 2018-2019 Fulbright scholar. She will be pursuing a Master of Philosophy degree in Energy Engineering at Newcastle University in Newcastle, United Kingdom.

Honor, Respect, Devotion to Duty: First Class Cadet Patrick Ledzian, Fulbright scholar

First Class Cadet Patrick Ledzian received a 2017-2019 Fulbright U.S. Student Award to study at the Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) in the Netherlands. He will be representing the U.S. and the Coast Guard Academy as he pursues a graduate program in Systems and Control.

Future leaders: A steady, determined pace pays off

The pace of life at a federal service academy can be a relentless uphill trek. The goal is to employ a steady effort, and those who do well will not allow many disruptions in their stride. Stephen Horvath, a first class cadet at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy about to graduate this month, is one of those rare individuals whose steady effort made the uphill trek look easy.