You all pretty much guessed correctly about Wil's second item of news. And that is that he went yesterday morning to Fresno to speak with a United States Coast Guard recruiter (they don't have an office in Bakersfield). Unfortunately, even though I reminded them numerous times they (dad and son) failed to take a photo of Wil standing in front of the office.
In any case, there were three others there and they all watched a couple of videos about becoming and being a "coastie". So now Wil has to take an ASVAB (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery) test. He'll do that here in town next week. He could have taken it in school, but I don't really know why he didn't at the time. It may be just as well because now he can study a little and hopefully get a good score, which will help later to get him a more desirable job.
He's even mentioned signing up for six years instead of four, in able to skip a grade and start earning a little more sooner. Way to go! Obviously I'll keep you posted on what happens next.
And speaking of next... Here's a couple of clues about the third item of news in the series of "Wil's News".
The first is a letter Wil received last week. As you can see it is from Congressman Kevin McCarthy. It seems Wil's school (amongst others) are spelling his name wrong. Oh well.
For this occasion Wil wanted a new suit so I gave him $300 from my not-so-secret-cash-stash and this is what he came home with. New shirt, jacket, trousers, tie, shoes, and even dress socks! All I have to say is WOW!
This particular occasion will occur on Saturday, May 16. The news is already good but maybe we may find out that it's even better!
- Wil is a High School Graduate (Yay!)
- He is on his way to joining the U.S. Coast Guard