Senior Edition 2016
Serving their country
The Kings Class of 2016 boasts five seniors going on to join the military after graduation. These seniors are Mckenna Stafford, Michael Kenney, Tommy Wilson, Jacob Henderson, and Class President David Weed.
Mckenna Stafford and David Weed are both enlisting in the Air Force through the ROTC program. David intends on attending the University of Nebraska and Mckenna plans to pursue a degree in psychology.
“My motivation to enlist was for the experience, I think the military has a lot to offer because I am going to study psychology.” said Mckenna Stafford.
Tommy Wilson is enlisting in the Marine Corps and plans to ship out for service September 28. His decision to enlist was aided by his family, traditions, and desire to help the community.
Michael is attending the United States Coast Guard Academy to receive military training whilst gaining a college education. He has committed to five years of service after graduating into the Coast Guard.
“I’ve always wanted to be in the military growing up, I originally wanted to be in the army and I got ROTC scholarships to four colleges but in the end I chose to join the Coast Guard.” said Michael Kenney.
Jacob is attending the Naval Academy and received his nomination from Senator Steve Chabot.
“The other day we watched a video of myself in kindergarten saying what i wanted to be when i grew up. I said I wanted to be an army man. So I knew I’ve always wanted to do it but I also knew I wanted to go to college. I like to challenge myself with the hardest things possible and the Naval Academy would be the most rigorous path to go.” said Jacob Henderson.