Military roots run deep in the Texas Hill Country and in the Comal Independent School District. Therefore, it is no surprise that a percentage of graduating seniors proudly chose to enlist in the military or continue their academic pursuits at military academies.
Among the 575 graduates from Canyon High School, 22 seniors have enlisted in the military and four will attend a military academy; among the 204 graduates from Canyon Lake High School, 22 seniors plan to enlist in the military; among the 76 graduates from Memorial Early College High School, three seniors have enlisted in the military; and among the 650 graduates from Smithson Valley High School, 12 seniors have enlisted in the military and 17 more are in the process of doing so.
Five SVHS female seniors are excited about their choice to join the military including Olivia Miller, Catelyn Mitchell and Riley Sherrill who have enlisted in the U.S. Air Force; Alexis McConnell, in the U.S. Navy; and Heather Day, in the U.S. Marine Corps.
At CHS, four seniors received military appointments. Lauren Elliott and Anthony Svoboda received appointments to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point; Jacob Martinez received an appointment to the United States Naval Academy; and Samuel Chandler received an appointment to the United States Merchant Marine Academy.
-Among the Comal ISD seniors who are joining the U.S. military are Smithson Valley High School seniors from left, Olivia Miller, Catelyn Mitchell, Riley Sherrill, Alexis McConnell and Heather Day.
-Canyon High School Graduate Lauren Elliott received her appointment to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point earlier in the school year. She is one of four CHS graduates from the Class of 2019 to receive a military appointment.