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Sara Merson  

Meet the official blogger aboard the TS Kennedy, 2/C Sara Merzon!

Ahoy, followers! Thank you for choosing to join me on this adventure that we here at the Massachusetts Maritime Academy like to call Sea Term! As the official cadet blogger for Sea Term, I will be posting photos, videos, interviews, and blogs each day. I plan to roll up my sleeves and help out with messy maintenance chores and attend classes to learn right along with the cadets. I’ll also be filling you in on cadet life and taking you along as I visit our four exciting ports of call. I’ll be joined by our two loveable mascots; Big Buc and Little Buc, which will certainly keep things very interesting.  I’m excited to find out what life is like living with 600 fellow cadets!


Meet 4/C Madison Coughlin, part of the blogging team aboard the TS Kennedy.  We thought you’d like to know what it’s like to be a cadet experiencing her first Sea Term.

Hey, guys!  My name’s Madison Coughlin! While Sara Merzon, the official blogger aboard the TS Kennedy, is reporting on what is happening throughout the entire ship, I will be sharing my personal experiences.  That's right, you'll find out what it is like to be a 4/C female Marine Transportation major on her first Sea Term. But first, I want you to know a little about me. I’m from Monroe, CT where I went to Monroe Elementary, Jockey Hollow Middle School, and Masuk High School. After realizing that I wanted to have a career in the military I decided to further my education here at Mass Maritime Academy as a Marine Transportation major. At school, I play Division III Volleyball and Softball and I am part of the Student Athletic Advisory Committee. I'm expected to graduate in 2021 and could not be more excited! I can’t wait to tell you all about my experiences on Sea Term.


Meet Jessica Baldassini, your International Maritime Business blogger aboard the TS Kennedy!

Meet Jessica Baldassini!  Jessica will be one of thirteen cadets majoring in International Maritime Business aboard the TS Kennedy for Sea Term 2018.  She will keep followers informed on everything IMB-related – both on the ship and in port.