Getting away to get closer


Siandhara Bonnet

Senior Jordan Tschoepe plays basketball for the Lady Lions, but does not plan on playing on college

by Siandhara Bonnet, Editor-in-Chief

Once a senior graduates from high school, they are faced with a world of challenges – no longer are they in a bubble with requirements of where to be and who to see. No longer are they under the rule of their parents because most of the graduates are 18; they’re free. Most try to get away to another state, but senior Jordan Tschoepe is going to another country, and it’s not to get away from her parents.

Tschoepe will attend the University of Maryland University College in Europe in the Fall in hopes of not only joining the Air Force, but her father as well.

“My dad has been in the military since before I was born,” Tschoepe said. “I’m going to go live with my dad in Germany. I’m a Daddy’s girl.”

Tschoepe will attend the college and then go into the Air Force.

“I’m going to do the Criminal Justice program because I want to be [a part of the police],” Tschoepe said.

To get into the military, though, is going to take some work.

“To join the Air Force, you have to be really active,” Tschoepe said. “I’m athletic, but I have knee problems.”

The body building and conditioning won’t be the only challenge she faces.

“I don’t know how to speak German, so that’s going to be a really big challenge,” Tschoepe said.

Not only is the language proving to be a barrier, but the paperwork isn’t sunshine and rainbows either.

“I have to do a lot of doctor stuff to say that I don’t have any diseases in order to live over there,” Tschoepe said. “I have to go through the military, too. They just have to make sure that I’m allowed to live with a military family there.”

If the Air Force doesn’t work out, she already has a plan B.

“I’m probably just going to go to college and just be a physical therapist,” Tschoepe said. “That’s what I wanted to do before being [part of the police].”