Two graduates of the Topeka High School Junior ROTC program returned last week with words of wisdom for the current cadets. Army Lieutenant. Richie Kent is a West Point graduate who was wounded while serving in Afghanistan. Walking into the cadet room with a cane, Ritchie talked about his days in the ROTC program at Topeka High and about his experiences in the military. He emphasized the importance of leadership, discipline and how you relate to others, whether it be as a student, in the military or in the civilian world.
Brian Dawson was also a cadet at Topeka High School. He went from being a bag handler at Delta Airlines to being one of the top officials at the operations control center at Delta. He also gave advice to the cadets about leadership and what it takes to be successful as a person.