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Graduation 2008 | Great Falls High

At Great Falls HIgh, more than one-third of the students participate in Junior ROTC. The JROTC was recognized as an Honor Unit with Distinction.
At Great Falls HIgh, more than one-third of the students participate in Junior ROTC. The JROTC was recognized as an Honor Unit with Distinction.

School facts

Mascot: Red Devils

Year built: 1965

Enrollment: 324

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."

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