Senior year of high school can be a stressful time. Seniors are bombarded by questions about their plans for the future – What college are you attending? Are you getting a job? What do you plan to do for the rest of your life?
Four Pocahontas County High School students considered all their options and selected to serve their country in the United States military.
Logan Wimer signed to joined the United States Army and will leave for basic training July 18.
“There are a few reasons I chose the Army, the main one being to serve the country and help out where I can,” Wimer said. “I like to help others and, above all, just protect those who can’t protect themselves.”
Wimer signed a five-year contract and said if he enjoys his time in the military, he plans to make a career in the Army.
He served as an officer of FFA and was on track and football teams. He was also a junior member of the Marlinton Volunteer Fire Department, but resigned to start his military career.
Also in the process of signing contracts are Jax Osborne, Brycen Carroll and Zach Miller.
Osborne is joining the United States Air Force and hopes to one day become a nurse. He was a member of the track and soccer teams, as well as Tribe club.
Carroll has decided to join the United States Air Guard. After his service, he’d like to attend Fairmont State University to get a degree in aerospace engineering or in a medical field. He was on the football, basketball, track and spring soccer teams and was a member of the STEM club, Purple Star Club and First Technical Challenge.
Miller is also joining the United States Air Force. After his service, he said he has considered joining the reserves and going into law enforcement. He was a member of the robotics team and STEM Club.
While Wimer has his orders for basic training, the others are still in the paperwork process. Once they have completed all the requirements, they will be leaving for training later this summer.