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Graduates enter military

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Seven Chargers will be joining military forces after graduation. Isaiah Salcedo has joined that Navy.

Seven Chargers will be joining military forces after graduation. Isaiah Salcedo has joined that Navy.

Jaylee Cortes

Jaylee Cortes

Seven Chargers will be joining military forces after graduation. Isaiah Salcedo has joined that Navy.

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Seven seniors are going to the military after they graduate: Gabriel De La Rosa, Richard Juan Martinez, Jonathan Privett and Isaiah Anthony Salcedo. Three are going to the Army. Isaiah Salcedo is going to the Navy and is leaving in November.

Gabriel De La Roca is joining the Army. He will be in the special forces and benefits section. He will be a chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear specialist. He has support from his family and friends.

He said, “I will be the second in my family to join the military.” He is not sure how long he wants to be in the army, but is thinking of making it a career for twenty years. Gabriel believes he is doing the right thing by joining the army.

He talks to his brother when he needs to talk to someone. The highlight of his high school experience is being with his friends and family. Gabriel played football during his junior year.

Jonathan Privett is entering the Army, and he will be on a active duty contract for two years. He will be a mental health specialist in the army. He said, “I absolutely have support from family and friends.” He is not the first in his family to join. It is like a tradition: his great grandfather was in the Navy during World War Two, his grandfather was in the Army during the Vietnam War, and his father was a Marine.

He said, “I’m excited about the possibilities.” The highlight of his high school experience is graduating. He is involved in Thespian Club, theater, tutoring and wrestled during his freshman year.

Isaiah Salcedo believes the navy is one of the more sophisticated branches of the military and offers more that he is interested in. He is going to be working as an information technician. If anyone on base or on a ship has a problem with their computer, he will fix it. He is not the first in his family to join the military. His father and uncle were Marines.

Isaiah plans to be in the Navy for six to 12 years. He said, “I’m super excited to travel and meet new people.” Isaiah has many supportive friends and family. Isaiah’s high school highlight is the many memories he made on the soccer team. He is also involved in BETA and takes IB and AP classes. He also participated in Oak Squad.

 

COHS is very proud of these courageous young men and appreciate their military service. We know they will make us proud.

 

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