Workouts with Army Sergeants

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photo by Breanna Evans

Sergeant Cody Tull does activity with 7th hour PE. Both Sergeant’s will be here until the end of the year doing workouts and activities with the students.

At the end of the 3rd quarter, both regular and athletic PE experienced a workout that had not ever been experienced by most of the students. Two Army sergeants came to the school and introduced us to a workout that is similar to something they would do in the Army. The next week they did an activity with the students that challenged them mentally.

“The interaction from our perspective creates a dialogue that isn’t normally talked about in schools,” Sergeant Cody Tull said. “Today [March 16] we talked about morals, decision making, value, and judgment.”

They are here to bring a dialogue that students don’t normally hear and to challenge them mentally.

“I really like listening to everywhere they [the Sergeants] have been and what they’ve done,” senior, Anna Enlow said. “I also had a lot of fun with the game on Tuesday.”

Both Sergeants gave students explanations on why they joined the Army and how it impacted their life. Sergeant Tull had a story that was a little different than what people normally hear.

“I woke up one morning and asked myself what the most drastic thing I could do today was, that could change my life and take me out of the environment that I was in and challenge me,” Sergeant Tull said. “My answer to that was to join the military.”

Throughout the high school, we have several students enlisted to join the Army. One of them being junior Jonah Brue.

“I don’t have much in the way of money and I was unsure about getting enough scholarships to pay for college,” Brue said. “I really want to go to college but I am worried about debt. So I joined the Army National Guard so I could get the benefits that come with it.”

The benefits that come with joining the military include job training, free college, and others.