Friday, March 23, 2007
He looked so dapper in his JROTC uniform as he strutted towards my desk to drop some ingredients he and his group would use to prepare a recipe. There was not a single wrinkle or a misplaced crease on his shirt that holds all the pins and medals he had earned. His pants dropped perfectly from his waistline that was held by a belt locked with a buckle that shone like a 24-carat gold. His hair? - every strand was in place. He looked so commanding even with his smiling face. I asked if I could take his picture to post in my blog and, almost shyly he said: "Oh, yes, Ms.!" Curiousity hit me so I inquired how he got into the program. "I had a friend who needed to recruit someone so he could earn his badge and I wanted to help him." I couldn't help but smile at his remark . "Do you like it?" "Well, Ms., at first I didn't but as I got deeper into the activities I learned to like being there very much." "And afterwards?" I asked again. "I plan to go into the Army and be an officer." I patted his shoulder and assured him: "That's nice, SERGIO! Good luck! See you in 5th period!" "Thanks, Ms." Ahhh, another youth and his dream!!!