February 6-- Opportunity knocks in many ways and a Vidalia High School senior got his own signing day last week.
Tray Foreman signs up accompanied by his Mom, Phyllis Spikes. Also at the signing (L-R) VHS Principal Dr. Garrett Wilcox, Sergeant First Class Jacob Purvis, Staff Sergeant James Horace, Command Sergeant Major (Ret) David Draughn and VHS High School football coach Lee Chomskis.
Tray Foreman is part of the Indian Battalion of the Junior ROTC program at Vidalia High School. He's made a decision to join the United States Army when he graduates in May and says part of the reason is Command Sergeant Major (Retired) David Draughn.
"He's a great leader and when I got into the ROTC program he made me want to join the military even more because of the leadership he showed in the classroom," Tray says.
Command Sergeant Major Draughn says, "I'm not a recruiter, but I'm very happy to see a young man like this join the Army because we need young men like him in our ranks. Mr. Foreman, both on the football field, and off the football field, in class, is a proven leader."
Foreman played fullback and defensive back for Vidalia Indian Coach Lee Chomskis. "He's a sharp you man and will be a great addition to the Army. He's going to be very successful in the military because of his attitude and because of the way he carries himself," the coach said.
Tray reports for basic training at Fort Jackson, South Carolina in August and after that will attend advanced individual training as a small arms repairman.