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Senior Finds a Way to Mix Hobbies, Work Through the Navy

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Senior Audrey Meyer, bright and vibrant just like her favorite color yellow, has big plans for her future. She plans to enlist in the Navy on her birthday. By joining the Navy, Meyer would get her college paid for along with other benefits. 

There are lots of different careers that the Navy offers schooling for. Meyer intends on becoming a mass communications specialist. She also has thought about becoming a criminal investigator. After four years, she will have the option to either reenlist for another term or not, and if she would like to switch majors, the military would still pay for her schooling.

“I think people have the wrong idea about the military,” Meyer said. “They think of me fighting on the front lines, when in reality, I would just be taking pictures from a safe distance.” 

Moving from high school to the military will definitely be a journey for Meyer. She has done a lot in school over the years. Her favorite memory from her high school experience was when Audrey and the girls in her class got together and did something a little crazy.

“My favorite thing that happened in high school is when all of the girls in my class pierced each other’s ears junior year,” said Meyer.

Meyer stated that all of her classmates are close. She remembered saying in fourth grade that they were like a family and she stands by that statement today.

 “Audrey is one of a kind, in the very best way,” said Cassidy Busse, senior. “She is someone that no matter the situation, I know I can count on her.”

Over the years, Meyer was involved in so many things at SFCHS. She was in scholars’ bowl for three years and drama for two years, which are both sponsored or led by Jackie Allen. Audrey said she loves her teaching methods.

“Audrey approaches nearly every task with verve and enthusiasm,” said Jackie Allen. “She has such a positive demeanor and outlook on life in general--and it spills over onto even the most mundane tasks.”

 Meyer was also in journalism for four years. After she wrote her first practice story, Meyer fell in love with journalism. Originally, Meyer never foresaw journalism as a possible career option, but with the Navy, she would be able to do what she loves and get her school paid for. Another perk about going into the Navy is the travel. 

Traveling is a huge part of Meyer’s life. Her sophomore year, her family hosted a foreign exchange student from Italy. That summer, Meyer visited her in Italy. She also went to the United Kingdom, France, and Germany. This summer she is saving up to go to Italy and Austria. This will be the first time that she is going by herself. She said that it will be different, but she is 18 years old and she is ready for it. 

Meyer has learned a lot from her years in high school and she has built relationships with many students and teachers, but she is excited to meet new people and form new relationships. 

“Audrey has a wonderful sense of humor and she has a great sense of wonder,” Jeff Olofson, science teacher at SFCHS said. “I will miss her ‘AHA’ moments which are fairly common.”

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