2020 Graduate, Future Sailor

My name is Connor Southard and I graduated from Cactus High School with the Class of 2020. Although my last couple months of my senior year were cut short, I feel as though I did not miss out at all! I was quite involved throughout my high school career but most notably I was a member of my schools AFJROTC unit; run by PUSD’s CTE.

Without AFJROTC, I would be nowhere as ready to take on my military career as I am now. Equipped with the knowledge and exposure given to me, I am forever grateful of how much CTE and AFJROTC have led me onto the path I am heading down now.

In April, I joined the Navy and requested to try out for the Navy SEALs. I was selected based on my scores my first time around and am currently slated to ship out on December 7th to fulfill my goal of earning my Navy SEAL trident.

I am positive that there are hundreds of other like me who have gained the experience needed to make decisions more clearly about their future. It is critical to keep this program running for many years to come.