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WHS Students Commit To U.S. Armed Forces

Sean Payn and Logan Smeichowski proudly posed along with Wadsworth High School Principal Dr. Suber. Both students are seniors. Photo courtesy of Dr. Suber.

Wadsworth High School has announced the commitment of two students to the U.S. Armed Forces.

Sean Payn and Logan Smiechowski are both seniors at Wadsworth High School who have chosen to take on their future path within the U.S. Armed Forces. Payn decided to commit to the United States Navy whilst Smiechowski committed to the United States Space Force. 

The seniors both decided to prepare for the next step of the future in the hands of Wadsworth High School. They are leaving with the education from Wadsworth High School as well. 

Wadsworth High School student and almost-graduated senior, Logan Smiechowski. Smiechowski paused his big moment to take a picture with a U.S. Air Force member while signing himself to the Space Force. Photo courtesy of Dr. Suber.

Smiechoski decided to join the U.S. Space Force, not only because of his interest in the new branch but also due to the help it could have for his future debts and college career. The U.S. Space Force protects the United States’ space interests, as well as coordinating, training, and arranging personnel to ensure the U.S. contribution to space.

Smiechoski said that the career he is going into has programs within the military that allow for greater opportunities and higher learning than most colleges.

“I decided to join the space force as a result of seeing the advantages it could offer for my future,” Smiechowski said. “The careers I am going into have programs within the military that allow for greater opportunities and higher learning than any college would have been able to offer.” 

Payn decided to join the Navy because he enjoys swimming, as well as his family’s past, taking part in Navy service, Payn wanted to continue the legacy. 

“I like being in water a lot, and I already dive,” Payn said.

Wadsworth High School senior and avid swimmer, Sean Payn. Payn was caught talking to a U.S. Navy member before introducing himself to the branch. Photo courtesy of Dr. Suber.

Therefore, Payn’s decision was easy for him, and for both students, their actions of commitment and dedication toward their future and America were acknowledged by the principal of Wadsworth High School.

“I am proud, thankful, appreciative,” said Vincent Suber, the Wadsworth High School principal. “To choose to serve and sacrifice for the love of your country should be applauded and admired, and that is what Sean and Logan have done.”

With an oath, both seniors have sworn themselves into the U.S. Forces, and have planned out their future after high school.

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    Gerald KunkelMay 20, 2024 at 7:36 pm

    Sean qualified for the Warriors program to pursue his love of scuba diving. The Warriors program also includes the Navy Seals and three other highly regarded programs.