They took part Monday in a signing day of their own at Osakis High School. The first senior to join was Carson Bergquist, who is the son of Superintendent Randy Bergquist. Bergquist says he couldn’t be more proud of these students. Seven seniors have committed to the Minnesota National Guard, including seniors Duncan Vandergon, Anna Wolf and Jacob Uhl. Most years the school will see just one or two students make this commitment.
While the reasons for joining the National Guard vary from soldier to soldier, the group agrees that community and school support made the decision easier. Each of the National Guard students plans to go to college, and they said having the National Guard pay for school also played a major role in their decision.