They've decided to fight for their country, and now 12 students from Green Bay Preble High School are being honored for their choice.
The students were recognized Tuesday in a ceremony at the school. Each branch of the military was represented.
For many of the students, joining the military helps them in multiple ways, including affording college.
"I did it because I wanted to serve my country and help others," said Tanner Edmons, who is joining the United States Army.
Administrators said they believe it's important to honor students for not just their academics, but their drive to succeed.
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