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MHS Honors Students For Enlisting in Armed Forces

MARIETTA, Ga. — The Marietta College and Career Academy celebrated six students who committed to serve in the United States Armed Forces during a ceremony at Marietta High School on Friday, May 3. Military recruiters, school staff, and family members honored the enlistees.

"Our mission is to connect students with opportunities for employment, enrollment, and enlistment upon graduation. Today proved that these opportunities lead our deserving students to success in their future careers," said Rob Garcia III, CEO of the College and Career Academy. "We celebrate these students who have committed their futures to service to our country."

Seniors Henry Mendoza, Ebrima Suso, Jordan Hawkins, Esdras Millan Nava, and Caila Joseph are planning to enlist in the United States Marine Corps. Kaleb Crider will enlist in the Air Force. 

Seniors Esdras Nava and Kaleb Crider were also recognized for receiving scholarships during the assembly. Nava was awarded the Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps (NROTC) scholarship by the Marine Corps which covers full tuition at a participating college or university. Recipients are expected to complete their degree and subsequently attend the challenging Officer Candidate School in Quantico, Virginia, where they undergo rigorous training to earn their commission as Marine Officers.

Crider received the J100 scholarship from the Air Force, both considered highly competitive. Crider will apply his scholarship toward studies at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Florida. The J-100 AFJROTC Character-in-Leadership Scholarship program awards 100 full scholarships annually to high school cadets demonstrating outstanding character and leadership potential.

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