Vienna High School students had an opportunity Monday to experience a simulated training course of the National Guard. Representatives from the Illinois National Guard were at the high school with a figure-eight inflatable obstacle course that included climbing, sliding, crawling and jumping.
The National Guard representatives from Springfield, Illinois visited the high school on a recruitment mission. Recruiter Staff Sergeant Adam Lock and his men visit area high schools throughout the year, providing information about the National Guard. The National Guard offers fully paid college tuitions for qualifying candidates. Anyone interested in information on the National Guard can contact Staff Sergeant Lock at 618-383-4859 or 1800-GO-GUARD, or visit www.nationalguard.com
VHS superindentent Edwin Shoemate accepted and won a challenge on the obstacle course from colleague Mr. Stafford. Because of his speed, Mr. Shoemate (far right in photo) appeared to be a blur as he crossed the finish line.
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