- COLOR OF LAW FILES
- Consumer ALERT
- FOR SALE ADS
- FREE STUFF
- Health Lifestyle
- Hermann MO Student News
- Local Stories (Hermann)
- Mid-Missouri Area News
- Money and Markets
- Music Videos
- National News
- Senior News
- Sports (STL KC Mizzou)
- TECH News
- Veteran News
- World News
- ► September (126)
- ► August (56)
- ► July (48)
- ► June (133)
- ► May (200)
- BOOK TO REVEAL OBAMA'S 'TRUE' IDENTITY ? - "WHERE'...
- RAW VIDEO Tornado hits Bowling Green in Pike Count...
- Gas Hits $ 5 Gallon in Washington DC As Dollar Wea...
- APRIL SNOW STORM UPDATE: Bald Eagle Webcam Nest RA...
- Kevin Hofmeister Realizes His Dream Becoming a Mar...
- Dog breeding compromise is crumbling UPDATE: Gover...
- Busch OKs $1.5 million Settle Wrongful-Death Lawsu...
- 2011 'Year of the Tomato' Growing Perfect Tomatoes...
- Aroldis Chapman 106 mph Pitch on Radar VIDEO Reds ...
- NO NEW NUKES IN MISSOURI: Bill, Permit for Possibl...
- ▼ Apr 20 (10)
- ► March (245)
- ► February (295)
- ► January (366)
- ► December (327)
- ► November (236)
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Kevin Hofmeister Realizes His Dream Becoming a Marine with Early Graduation from Hermann High School
HHS student realizes his dream, will leave for Marines
By Don Kruse, Editor Advertiser-Courier
April 20, 2011
Kevin Hofmeister won't be able to walk with his classmates next month when they receive their diplomas at Hermann High School's commencement, but his name will be listed among the Class of 2011.
Hofmeister received an early graduation "present" last Thursday when the school board granted him permission to leave school early so he can start Marine Corps training. He has dreamed of becoming a Marine, and signed up for the Corps' Delayed Entry Program (DEP) nearly a year ago.
Early graduation is usually approved by the school board in December, but it was just two weeks ago that Hofmeister, 18, was offered an opportunity to start his training in April instead of June. Now he will be leaving Easter Monday for boot camp in San Diego, Calif.
He said his Marine recruiter called him the last day of March and informed him that there was an earlier opening.
"He said, Kevin, here is an opportunity for you to leave in April, but you will need to have enough credits to graduate and you will have to be cleared by the school board," Hofmeister said.
Dr. Chris Neale, R-1 district superintendent, said the board had no problem with granting a student with high scores an opportunity to fulfill a dream.
Hofmeister, after 13 weeks of boot camp and advanced training, will attend military intelligence school at Quantico, Va. When he fulfills a six-month obligation, he will enroll January 2012 at Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau where he will be in the ROTC program, and earn his commission as an officer. He plans to make a career in the Marine Corps.
For Hofmeister, son of Bob and Mary Hofmeister of Hermann, the school board's approval was the final action that will put him on active duty.
"I've been wanting to join the Corps forever," said Hofmeister, who signed up for the DEP program when he was 17. And for the last 10 months, he has journeyed to Washington each Wednesday night to "check-in" for physical and mental preparation for boot camp.
Gary Leimkuehler, Hermann High School principal, said Hofmeister is a solid student who has scored high on the ACT and the ASVAB tests.
. . Click Here to Read More.
___________________________________________ _____________________________________ . .
Donate To Keep This Site Alive
______________________________________________________ ___________________________ . . . .
http://HermannHearsay.blogspot.com/(Hermann Area News, Commentary & Discussion)
SCHOOL CLOSINGS UPDATED EVERY 2 MIN. CLICK BELOW!!!
Top Ten Viewed Stories / Last 7 Days
Bald Eagle Nest Cam 3 Eaglet Chicks April 7th Seven Weeks Later Juveniles NOT FLYING YET VIDEO UPDATE: LIVE Bald Eagle Cam Added to Hermann Mo News Web PageMay 27, 2011 ________________________________________________________________________ LIVE VIDEO CAM IS EMBEDDED ON 'HERMANN MO NE...
________________________________________________________________________________ The Obama administration’s requirement that most citize...
AS OF THIS MORNING, NOV. 15th: CASE.NET IS NOW AVAILABLE ON THE WEB AGAIN! _________________________________________________________ At ...
________________________________________________________________________________ In 2009, Missouri paid more than 60,000 active public em...
___________________________________________________________________________ Hermann Missouri Honor Roll High School 2010-11 - 1st Semester...
_________________________________________________________________________ Small WWII rocket found in KC-area lake By The Associated Press...
_________________________________________________________________________ Alex Jones Calls Out Obama for Treason Infowars.com February 5, ...
___________________________________________________________________________ The Hermann city council meeting that was scheduled for Monda...
Hermann MO News TOP 10 Stories/ Last 30 Days
VIDEO: Politicians Are Bought GET MONEY OUT OF POLITICS - MSNBC Dylan Ratigan Discusses Separation of Business and State, OWS . . ______...
Average Penis Size by Country World Map an Internet Web Sensation TOO MUCH INFORMATION FOR ANY TOM, DICK or HARRY...lol_________________________________________________________________________ Who has the biggest penis? According to this map, he isn't Au...
Missouri Lawmakers Seek to Outlaw More Synthetic Drugs UPDATED: Risky Business Snorting Bath Salts to Get Cocaine-Like High, "Ivory Wave," "Bliss," "Vanilla Sky"_______________________________________________________________________________ UPDATED: Feb 24m 2011 Missouri lawmakers propose outlawi...
_________________________________________________________________________________ The opening weekend of the firearms deer hunting season ...
Amber Pezold, Lauren Dudgeon, Karinne Lane, Laura Rethemeyer, Jessica Zeiss, Hermann Girls Track Team Land On STLhighschoolsports.com Honor Roll_________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________...
The photo IS NOT RELATED TO THIS BUST...it is just one of several ways indoor growers try to beat the system. _____________________________...
Top 10 Stories - All-Time (Oct. 14,2010 Inception)
Kim Kardashian ______________________________________________________________________________ You searched and searched. And what - or ...
THE BEATLES- HERE COMES THE SUN - Music Video - Poor Richard 2011 B-Day 52nd thank you Lord for another morning____________________________________________________________________________________ " Here Comes the Sun " is a song by George ...
_________________________________________________________________________________ Zodiac Signs Change? _________________________________...
Rising floodwaters spread across the runway of the airport at Rockhampton, in eastern Queensland. _________________________________________...
_________________________________________________________________________ Convicted rapist and kidnapper in Hornbeck case stabbed multipl...
________________________________________ World War II Pearl Harbor Veteran Tribute & Memorial...Thank You For all That You Have Done!!...
_________________________________________________________________________ Miss Universe entrant Catalina Robayo 'reprimanded for not w...