IRON MOUNTAIN, Mich. --
Caleb Plumley, a
native of Iron Mountain, received a Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps Marine
scholarship for $180,000 at graduation from Iron Mountain High School May 25,
To be considered
for an NROTC Marine scholarship, high school students must submit a resume and
letters of recommendation, conduct a physical fitness test, and stay
competitive in academics, leadership and physical fitness, throughout the
entire selection process. The NROTC program is designed to train future leaders
in the Navy and Marine Corps while they attend college.
“I talked about
the scholarship to Caleb’s class and he came to me afterward with interest and was
intrigued about being a leader and becoming a Marine officer,” said Staff Sgt.
Eric Fritz, a Recruiting Substation Green Bay recruiter.
Plumley stood out for
many reasons including his grades, physical fitness and volunteer hours. When
he conducted the Marine Corps’ physical fitness test, Plumley received a
perfect score. The test consists of a 3 mile run, pull-ups and crunches. Many
of Plumley’s volunteer hours came from the regular work he did with Habitat for
Humanity and other local charities.
as a valedictorian from Iron Mountain High School due to his academic
excellence and determination to succeed. Plumley will participate in the NROTC
program simultaneously with his academic courses when he attends the University
of Michigan in the fall.
“I am very excited
to get the structure of NROTC,” said Caleb Plumley. “I’ve worked extremely hard
during my high school career and I’ve always wanted to go into the military. It
was really nice to have all that hard work pay off and get to be part of this