For Harvey County Now
On March 24, 2021, Newton High School honored students who have entered or will be entering into military service after graduation. Family members, staff and military members were present for the celebration after the school day which took place in the school’s media center.
Six Newton High School students have already or will be joining the military—Avery Dutcher (Army), Selena Aguilar (Kansas Army National Guard), Keaton Benedick (Kansas Army National Guard), Samuel Claassen (Kansas Army National Guard), Kylie Schwind (Kansas Army National Guard) and Isaac Hernandez (Marines). The students in the Army Nation Guard have been training together for months now.
This is the first year the high school held the special ceremony. It was the idea of a few of the parents who worked together with high school administration to make sure all of the seniors could be recognized.
“We were excited,” Schwind said. “It made it more special.”