On September 17, 2022, Universal Academy high school students participated in a career investigation day with the US Army. The first of three Saturday drill observations allowed students to experience medical careers in the military through rotations with Army Reserve enlisted and officers who are medical professionals. Soldiers who are doctors, nurses, and paramedics gladly gave their time to work with the UA students demonstrating and teaching different medical practices. Not only were students allowed to practice these techniques in hands-on labs where soldiers learn, but participated in PT workouts, toured the base, heard many soldiers speak about their experiences, gave their own personal stories and ate pizza courtesy of the Lewisville US Army Recruiting Office. Students who participated were: Emily Hall, Anthony White, Sarah Maiko, Christabel Akande, Janiya Lee, Jonathan Reyes, Emmanuel Avalos, Lorena Melo, Jonovan Nicholson, Precious Olaekeji, and Genesis Teal. UA sponsors were Deborah Canup and Marie Mathai. The day was a wonderful learning experience for all.
Students will have two additional opportunities to learn about engineering and cybersecurity careers in November and February. UA would like to extend a very special thank you to Staff Sargent Brandyn Haper, Staff Sargent Bharat Sonar, and Staff Sargent Randi Miller. Thank you for your service and for providing UA students opportunities to experience different career opportunities.