Two high school students shared their thoughts with a news team from Children’s PressLine. What do YOU think?
In my school, I don’t see that the military recruiters make much of a difference. They’re in the hallway during lunch, or when we are going to classes, but they don’t interfere with learning. I’ve been walking down the hall and I talk to them. They all describe what a military career can do for me and what I can do for the military. – Logan Parke, 17, Little Rock, Arkansas
While recruiters aren’t interfering with my schoolwork, they are interfering with other people when they’re calling and harassing them when it’s time for them to do their homework. Or they’ll come into their classroom. In one of my gym classes, they set up an obstacle course and had the kids doing it.
When I didn’t do it they had me fill out a form of what my injury was, because I left the gym. You had to be 18 or else your parents had to sign a waiver. It said, “This form is for recruitment purposes only.” – Kristen Kohlhase, 18, Minneapolis, Minnesota
NEWS TEAM: SAMANTHA AVEZZANO, 16; ANASTASIA BROWN, 15; ELIZABETH NEGRON, 13; SALIMA SULTANA, 17; AND EVAN WOOD, 11.