Righetti High School grads honored for joining U.S. military

Posted at 4:17 AM, Jun 05, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-05 07:17:49-04

Some graduating seniors from Righetti High School are being honored for joining the military. 

The graduates and their families gathered in the school cafeteria for the first military signing day Monday night. 

Teacher Dutch Van Patten told KSBY the students are making a big commitment and deserve the same kind of recognition athletes receive for signing on with colleges and universities. 

"These kids are making a huge decision for our country, for themselves and for their families," Van Patten said. 

Savannah Carlson signed on with the U.S. Navy. 

"To be able to like serve your country while also like, helping yourself out and like, getting yourself set for your future," Carlson told KSBY. 

Carlson says she hopes to become a nurse and plans to get her degree online while serving in the Navy. 

Nearly two dozen Righetti seniors joined branches of the armed forces this year, including the Air Force, Navy and Marines.