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Huber Heights City Schools

Military Signing Day

military signing dayMay 14th, 2019 – The latest group of Wayne High School seniors are making their commitments to serving their country beyond high school. Wayne held a Military Signing Day assembly to honor these students.

 

13 Wayne seniors are enlisting in either the National Guard, Army, Marines, Navy, or Air Force. Ssg. Michael Woodard representing the Army was the guest speaker and students gave their ceremonial oath of allegiance to dutifully serve in the Armed Forces.

 

The students committing to the military after high school participated in a variety of extracurricular activities. They were involved with the school’s JROTC and drill team, but also were active with the drama club, Warriorettes, chess club, marching band, and different sports teams.

 

Joining the Armed Forces is going to be an adjustment right out of high school. Several enlistees said they’re not looking forward to being away from their loved ones. Others said facing the rigors of Basic Training or rough weather as something they’re not excited about.

 

Conversely, students saw numerous positives in serving their country. Multiple students said they’re looking forward the most to traveling and seeing the world. Others are looking forward to different parts of their military education and training like nuclear schooling and Advanced Individual Training.

 

military signing day

Ultimately, the military commits see enlisting as a stepping stone to reaching their long-term goals. “After the Army, I plan on earning my Master’s Degree and becoming a neonatal nurse practitioner,” said Brianna Gallagher.

 

For some, the military is just the first step in their master plan. “I would like to switch to active duty after my six years of reserves and serve in the Special Forces," said Army enlistee Demetrius McFadden. "After my time doing that, when I turn 38 I plan to run for president!”

 

The Wayne High School graduation is May 26th, 2019 at 2 pm in the Wright State Nutter Center.

 

Name

Armed Forces Branch

Kelsey Sherlock

National Guard

Brianna Gallagher

Army

Justin Kissee

Army

Abhi Lekhi

Army

Demetrius McFadden

Army

Philip Waters

Army

Zoe Watkins

Army

Isaac Burgess

Marines

Jeremy Barnett

Navy

Cheyenne Sturgill

Navy

April Zarate

Navy

John Boyles

Air Force

Caleb Pequignot

Air Force

 




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