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Two Seniors Honored by U.S. Navy Recruiter

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College fairs organized by Shoreham-Wading River High School’s guidance office are great opportunities for students to meet and show interest in a career after high school. It was at the October 2023 fair that seniors Armani Foglia and Jennifer Mensche met with U.S. Navy recruiter Cole Sweetser and learned about careers in the Navy.

Petty Officer Sweetser visited the high school recently to present both Armani and Jennifer with an enlistment bonus for joining the Navy for technical careers after graduation.

Armani will receive $35,000 for his specific job specialty of ITS (Information Systems Technician Submarine). He will be based in Groton, Connecticut. Armani looks forward to becoming a Navy SEAL in the future. He shared his pride in the armed forces, noting that his mother served in the Air Force and his grandfather also served in the Air Force in WWII. He is the middle child of two older brothers, Sebastian and Gennaro, and a younger sister and brother, Meghan and Matteo.

Jennifer’s future service as a cryptologic technician will begin with basic training in Chicago before she is based at the Naval Air Station in Jacksonville, Florida. She looks forward to a career as a Master-at-Arms or intelligence specialist. Jennifer has a twin, Nicholas, who will also graduate in June, and an older brother, Joseph.

The Shoreham-Wading River School District takes great pride in honoring these students and thanks their guidance counselors, Lucy Eschbach and Salvatore Rosato, for helping to guide them to this success.

Date Added: 4/22/2024