Minot High graduation, JROTC receives Outstanding Organization Award

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Minot area seniors took to the stage to receive their diplomas.

Earlier this year, the seniors voted on two students to speak at graduation.

Maggie Weeks says she was humbled to be chosen by her peers and -although she was nervous- she felt confident knowing her peers and family would support her no matter what.

Weeks has always been interested in the justice system, so she plans to attend Law School in the future.

“It’s kind of a good mix of logic and also creativity, in sort of a way, and I think I fit myself in that category,” says Maggie Weeks, Minot High Senior Speaker.

Eight of the graduates were members of Minot High’s Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps. The program is one of 121 units to receive this year’s Outstanding Organization Award for performing well above and beyond normal expectations.

Brandon Lavin says that four years in the program has taught him valuable life skills and he feels better prepared for the future.

“It’s one of the most important things in my life and my high school career, it made me a part of something. Something, like, I grew up a military child, I moved around so much, but J-R-O-T-C gave me the opportunity to be a part of something, a part of, like -you know- a community,” says Brandon Lavin, Minot High 2018 Deputy Commander.

Lavin plans to finish up his pilot’s license and EMT certification now that he has graduated.

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