A Sea of Ships

Wayward students bobbing aimlessly

Wanderers, idle, unfocused, undisciplined

“heads up keels down; keep your bearing”

Vigilant and watchful - ever watchful

He steers the SHIP at sea

 

A Captain of MentorSHIP

 

Perfect balance of respect and rapport

Stern, approachable, solid, kind

“your anchor when you need one”

Vigilant and watchful - ever watchful

He steers the SHIP at sea

 

A Captain of LeaderSHIP

 

An example to follow and trust

Competent, decisive, steadfast, courageous

“navigate well and have faith”

Vigilant and watchful - ever watchful

He steers the SHIP at sea

 

A Captain of citizenSHIP

 

Understanding no man is an island

Belonging, volunteering, selfless, compassionate

“be stewards to the lost, beacons in the fog”

Vigilant and watchful - ever watchful

He steers the SHIP at sea

 

A Captain of scholarSHIP

 

Determined to journey toward enlightenment

Learned, intelligent, studious, investigative

“Mates are bold, knowledgeable and always ready”

Vigilant and watchful - ever watchful

He steers the SHIP at sea

 

By Alyssa Longfellow

 

-For Senior Chief Petty Officer Lamont Williams

Naval Science Instructor, Delaware Military Academy

 

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