In an effort to highlight ongoing high school graduations, The Herald will profile a local high school and a graduating senior at that school every day ,Tuesday through Saturday, until June 7.Tuesday: Lancaster High
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Year built: 1965
Graduating class: 60
This year's highlights:
• Football team advanced to 1A state title game
• Unprecedented number of juniors qualified to be student marshals
• Boys basketball team won regional title
• JROTC recognized as Honor Unit with Distinction
Student profile: Logan Hendley
Military service runs through Logan Hendley's family.
His father served in the U.S. Army, as did his grandfather, who fought in World War II.
So Logan's plans to attend Wofford College on an Army scholarship shouldn't come as a surprise.
The 18-year-old already has begun studying Army values such as loyalty and respect.
Logan spent four years in Great Falls High School's Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps, eventually rising to the level of battalion commander, the highest ranking student in the unit.
The position holds even greater significance at Great Falls High, where more than one-third of the students participate in JROTC.
"It's definitely a big responsibility," Logan said. "But it's rewarding ... to be able to take the credit and also to have to take the blame for everything that goes on in the corps."
Logan plans to study Spanish at Wofford. A guy whose vocabulary earned him the nickname "walking dictionary" from his teachers, he said he enjoys languages and is considering working as a translator someday.
Accepting the Army scholarship means four years of military service, a contribution his family understands.
"They're all very proud of me," he said, "where I've been and where I'm going."