A Rehobeth High School senior is getting the opportunity of a lifetime. Bryce McKee is a Navy Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (NJROTC) student and has been invited to the 2017 Presidential Inauguration.
"He [McKee] is our top shooter, top orienteer, top driller, he's on the color guard- he does everything,” said his teacher and Gunnery Sergeant Ronald Morgan. “He’s the total marine concept as we say in the marine corps."
This past October, Gunny Morgan gave the 17-year-old the opportunity to go to Washington D.C. for a National Youth Leader Summit, where he was the only student to represent the state of Alabama, as well as area 8 of the NJROTC.
"It was very, very intense,” said McKee, the senior at Rehobeth. “Being by myself in a place I had never been to… it was kind of scary."
Close to 500 students from around the country came to the summit. McKee was nominated to be the president of the group, which took part in a mock world war crisis. They even got to meet President Barack Obama.
"It opened my eyes,” said McKee.
Gunnery Sergeant Morgan said the trip cost McKee and his family $3,000, and now he is getting the opportunity to go back to D.C. for the Presidential Inauguration in January, which will cost him around $6,000. A trip he is hoping to make if his family can come up with the money.
If you are interested in donating to help send Bryce McKee to Washington D.C., you can donate on this page.
Bryce will need funds to accommodate meals, flight and accommodations, expenses not covered through the program. Any help will be much appreciated.
Donations are appreciated and accepted through January 18, 2017.
Thank you all for your willingness to assist in Bryce's future to participate in such a wonderful event. This is a tax deductible cause.