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Set to serve

Platte Valley graduates prepare for military service


Joshua Wood

Encampment students from 7th through 12th grade gather behind Jacob Flowers and Justin "JD" Shaw and their family following their military signing.

For many students, time after graduation is plentiful as they spend the summer preparing for college or trade school. Others, meanwhile, will enter the workforce. A select few, however, make the choice to follow what most would consider a higher calling to serve their country. In Saratoga and Encampment, four students will be doing just that as they join the armed forces.

From Saratoga Middle High School (SMHS), Takoda Pedersen will be joining the Air Force and Shianne Baker will be joining the Army. Jacob Flowers and Justin "JD" Shaw, from Encampment K-12 School, will be joining the Marine...

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