NEW MARKET, Ala. (WHNT) — Buckhorn High School held its first military signing day, honoring six graduating seniors.
Five of the students enlisted in the army.
“I wanted to be in the military since I was a little kid, and the guard helped me pursue that while going to college,” future Army National Guard member Brooke said. Faginkrantz. “They gave me a lot of college perks, so it’s just a nice feeling to enroll in something I’ve wanted to do since I was little.”
During the ceremony, Buckhorn Senior Julian Jacobs accepted an NROTC National Scholarship, which will pay for four years of study at the college of his choice. He plans to attend Texas A&M.
“It’s a big weight lifted off my shoulders,” Jacobs said. “I am on the way.”
Caelan Anderson signed with the military on Thursday, and he said he’s ready to take the next step in life.
“I feel very excited,” Anderson said. “I’m getting closer to the base, and it’s a big moment in my life.”
After graduating, Nathan Wright heads to boot camp to train for the Navy.
“It’s been a long journey from being little to now,” said Donovan Wright, father of Nathan Wright. “It’s amazing to see.”
The Buckhorn elder honored Thursday has signed with the Army, Navy and National Guard.
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