The choice to serve your country
Not all seniors are going off to college and getting their degree then getting a job. A select few from Kings High are pursuing a life of service in the military, and they couldn’t be more excited.
Camryn Gostel has plans to either attend the United States Air Force Academy or the United States Naval Academy and will then join either the Navy or the Air Force. Camryn felt the desire to take part in the military because of family tradition. “I felt like I needed to do my part to protect our country.”
Jared Mitchell is planning to enlist in the United States Army, either being a medic or in the infantry. His desire to serve comes from a strong sense of patriotism and family history in the military. “It runs in my family and I am going to follow in their footsteps.”
Aaron Breen is planning on doing Air Force ROTC at the University of Cincinnati while studying nursing and premed. Aaron always knew he wanted to go into health care but now he actually has a reason to do so. “I felt like caring for those defending our freedoms felt more honorable.” He was also a part of Corp of Cadets, a Jr. ROTC/leadership club at Kings, founded by Gostel.
Austin Rowe is planning to enlist in the United States Army, joining the infantry. Austin has a great motivation to serve.” Just the thought of actually doing something in my life to help others to live long vigorous lives because of me is my motivation.” He wants to right for what’s right and his family, not matter what the road looks like ahead.
By Amber Mitchell