PFC Russell enlisted in the Army National Guard Split training program her junior year at Southern Fulton High School, Warfordsburg. The program allowed her to complete basic training between her junior and senior year. She will leave for her military job training after her 2012 high school graduation. Upon completion of her job training, she will have already completed two years of honorable service.
Once Russell completes her job training, she intends on using the educational assistance money she receives from the National Guard to attend Shippensburg University in pursuit of her college degree.
Russell’s motivation, dedication and selfless service are a great credit to herself, her family, Southern Fulton High School and The Pennsylvania Army National Guard.