On Wednesday, November 14th, Colbert County High School Career Tech hosted five veterans, one from each branch of the military.  Over 20 high school students had the opportunity to speak with them during a roundtable discussion.  The students rotated from table to table and learned about the pros/cons and interesting facts about military careers.  The format of the roundtables allowed students to engage with the veterans in casual conversation, which made them feel more comfortable asking questions.  According to one student, the event was “very informative and allowed me to see what being in the military would be like.”  Colbert County High School would like to express many thanks to the incredible veterans would participated in our event, Ty Kersteins (Navy), Jesse Young (Airforce), Kyle Taylor (Marines), Jason Wood (Coast Guard) and Anthony Ramos (Army).  Each of these veterans had very different stories, backgrounds and advice they shared with the students. The time they spent with students is certainly appreciated, but most importantly, THANK YOU VETERANS – FOR YOUR SERVICE!

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Ty Kersteins, Navy veteran, allows Dylan Nelms, junior at Colbert County High School to try on his pilot helmet while students look on.


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