Like many other 12th graders at Oconee County High School, LaNya Scott is juggling the responsibilities of being a senior. 

On top of studying for classes and avidly participating in high school supports, she has an additional responsibility. Scott is a soldier in the Army Reserves, and she has been for almost a year now. 

She has considered joining a branch of the military since she was a child, and she chose the Army Reserves because of its variety of land-centric job options.

“I just always thought that the military would be the best fit for my future,” Scott said. 

Scott enlisted Nov. 21, 2018, six days after her 17th birthday. Seventeen is the youngest age that teenagers can enlist in all branches of the U.S. military.

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