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Anchors Away

Josephine was voted most likely to live under the sea by her high school field hockey teammates. This week she began training to become an officer in the United States Navy and in three weeks she will begin classes at The Ohio State University, her journey has begun.

\I-Day at NSI in Great Lakes, IL

She is driven, smart and her perseverance over the the last 18 years has landed her right where she belongs. As a military brat she attended three elementary schools and two high schools. Her peers, co-workers and coaches are always telling us stories about extraordinaire things she does, we are proud of her and this is her high school story.

Josie graduated in May from Olentangy Orange High School Cum Laude, with the Presidential Scholar award, honors diploma and Career Tech Honors diploma.

She spent her freshman year in Germany and attended Kaiserslautern High School with other military kids, played on a girls German field hockey team and won a national art competition. She made the varsity field hockey team freshman year and was a recipient of the All Ohio Academic Award every season. Sophomore year she applied to and was accepted into the BioSciences program at The Delaware Career Center where she narrowed in on her decision to study Chem-E in college. She ran track her senior year and finished in the top 20 percent of her class. Every summer she spent a week participating in a military leadership activity. The summer her dad was deployed, her rising Junior year she spent one week in Georgia at the Air Force Teen Leadership Summit. The following summer she spent one week at The United States Naval Academy at summer seminar. All of her experiences and academic performance led her to receive many honors even a college scholarship.

She was awarded the National Naval Reserve Officer Training (NROTC) scholarship on her 18th birthday which affords her a full ride to the college of her choice. She will study chemical engineering at The Ohio State University as a member of their NROTC unit.

We have always had high expectations for our children and offered them the opportunity to choose their passions. Moving frequently while experiencing different cultures has molded them into great humans. We never allowed them to quit and that is their foundation, their roots so to speak.

Go Navy! Go Bucks!

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