Jovan Shover, from Monticello High School is a recent recipient of a Ben Jackson Travel Award. Shover graduated in 2020, and was virtually presented with the award at the school’s online video awards presentation. Joining the Navy is something that has interested him for a while, and it lines up well with his goals. Shover…

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The Ben Jackson Foundation is pleased to introduce Robert Burt.  Burt is a recipient of a Travel Award and a  2020 graduate of Monticello High School.   Burt enlisted with a 4 year active duty commitment to the Army.  He leaves June 30 for Basic Training in Fort Jackson, SC.  After Basic Training, Burt will travel…

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From: Monticello, WI High School: Monticello High School Class: 2020 Branch: United States Navy Why I decided to enlist in the military I enlisted in the military so that I could get a push in the right direction in life. I decided that I was going to enlist to help pay for college as well…

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From: Monticello, WI High School: Monticello High School Class: 2020 Branch: United States Army Why I decided to enlist in the military Ever since I was a little kid I was immediately intrigued by the military and it’s history. I read and watched movies and soaked in everything I could as a young kid. Going…

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From: Browntown, WI High School: Monticello High School Class: 2019 Branch: Wisconsin Army National Guard Why I decided to enlist in the military I really wanted to challenge and better myself. I was not completely sure about what I wanted to go to school for. I really considered what my plans were for after high…

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From: Monticello, WI High School: Monticello High School Class: 2019 Branch: United States Marine Corps Why I decided to enlist in the military I want to serve and protect my country from foreign and domestic threats. Why I chose the Marine Corps I have family on my dad’s side that were US Marines. Basic training…

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