Tyler Legacy High School is celebrating a special group of students. Eight seniors have committed to serving in the U.S. Army and U.S. Navy after graduation. Tyler Legacy recently hosted a breakfast in their honor in the school’s media center.
Tyler Legacy administrators and staff, along with Tyler ISD Board Members Rev. Fritz Hager, Jr. and Dr. Patricia Nation, were on hand to offer words of encouragement and gratitude.
“We have hosted this special event for our students who commit to enlisting in the armed forces for about ten years now,” Dr. Dan Crawford, Legacy principal, said. “We are extremely proud of these students for their commitment to serve our country, and it is our honor to celebrate them.”
Rev. Hager told the students that they are now among the top five percent in their class because only five percent of Americans will serve in the armed forces. “What you are now doing is extremely important,” he said. “It’s a great opportunity for you, but more importantly, it is a tremendous service and benefit to our country.”
Students enlisting in the U.S. Army are Jordan Benson, Kevin Cuellar, Giavanna Leffall, Derek Reynoso, and Tyson Waters.
Students enlisting into the U.S. Navy are Justine Chua, Mikayla Taylor, and Isacc Saucedo.