Students enter military


The Mirror reporter

Veterans Day is a time to thank and remember the brave men and women who have served in the military.

What needs to be brought to attention are the many students at Stevens Point Area Senior High (SPASH) who have and are enlisting in the Armed Forces. These students will partake in something bigger than themselves and defend their country.

Whether it be in the Army, Navy, Coast Guard, Air Force, or Marines, the students will each have a different job and duty to perform to aid in keeping America safe. During their military careers they will also learn the values of honor, commitment, duty, and loyalty.

Each has their own reason for deciding to enlist in the Armed Forces whether it be to help pay for education, job training, or simply to see the world. For their training, the students will either ship out to Fort Jackson in South Carolina, Fort Benning in Georgia, Fort Sill in Oklahoma, or Fort Leonard Wood in Missouri.

Senior Hunter Dresden said, “I will be a Financial Management Technician for the Army Reserves and be accepting a Minute Man scholarship which will pay for my housing and food, and I will earn $1100 per month doing college ROTC. The reason I joined was to become disciplined and better my life and I believe joining the Armed Forces will do just that for me.”

Senior Cassie Warchala said, “The job I will have is a 74D Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear specialist for the Army Reserve. I will receive training next summer at Fort Leonard Wood. It makes me feel greater to be a part of something bigger than myself than I thought it ever would. I never thought I would even have the courage to sign up but after talking to many veterans it seemed like the best way for me to go and so far it has been.”

“I will be enlisting as an airborne 68 Whiskey combat medic for active duty. I am very excited for training, and am looking forward to starting my career in the United States military,” said senior Zach Moore.

Students interested in the Armed Forces are encouraged to speak to the military recruiters that come to SPASH during lunch hours on Thursdays in the South Commons.

Personnel at the Plover Military Recruiting Office are able to answer questions students may have. The Recruiting Office is located at 3076 Village Park Dr., Plover. They are open weekdays 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.