The United States Marine Corps held a family night at the Glen Este High School Feb. 15.
Held for the families of those students enrolled in the Marine Corps delayed entry program, the family night is a way for the parents and the students to meet the recruiters, mingle, ask questions, and become involved in the future of the young men and women who have volunteered for military service.
“We want the family nights to be be casual, but ceremonial,” said Master Sergeant St. John. “We have the family night once a year for those students that we have recruited who are preparing to enter into boot camp at the end of their senior year.”
The 23 recruits who attended the family night, who are already training once a week with their recruiters, had the opportunity to hear a presentation from guest speaker Gary Denton, a Glen Este High School teacher whose son Brent is a Marine stationed in North Carolina, and had the chance, along with their parents, to ask questions.