Eight Students From Filer High School Ready To Serve The American People


By Andrew Reed

Filer, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV ) High School graduations are just around the corner and seniors are preparing for the next step in their life.

While students are ready to move onto college, some have decided to enroll into the military.

Dalton Schotswell and Alfredo Diaz have been best friends throughout high school. They have attended school dances, football games, and shared many classes together, both are heading to the navy.

"The military has always intrigued me when I was younger and I would watch movies and stuff. The military guys are so cool and I wanted to be like that” said Dalton Schotswell, enrolled in the Navy.

Schotswell received a special warfare contract to be a navy seal. He plans to serve 20 years.

"If there weren't people serving in the military you couldn't do stuff in the civilian world I would like to protect the people like that."

Diaz also enrolled in the Navy; he will not necessarily be working with his best friend. However, is excited for the future.

"I'm serving because I want to also protect my country and look forward for a better life and future” said Alfredo Diaz, enrolled in the Navy.

More than 90-students will be graduating from Filer High School on Saturday, eight of which will be serving in the military."

"Our social economic level of our school is about 55-percent poverty. These kids take advantage of the military and then the military provides them with not only a job but also higher learning as well,” said Principal Leon Madsen, Filer High School.

Two friends with family support ready to begin a new journey.

"I know with the navy I'll have a good foundation of a good life,” said Diaz.

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