As an Army warrant officer, I had the honor and pleasure of serving on Sen. Conrad Burns' Military Academy Application Review Committee which interviewed young people applying for the several U.S. military academies. The applicants were the crème de la crème of Montana's young people, and it was always inspiring to me to meet them.
Recently I was invited by Susan Gilbertz to do trial job interviews with students soon to graduate from her Environmental Studies Program at MSU-Billings: Amanda Felton, Kyle Krenik, Blair Street, Heather Mitchell, Kelli Hackley and Jordan Gjerde.
Once again I had the pleasure of experiencing great examples of talented, competent and inspiring young people; they, and Gilbertz, made me proud to meet them. Thank you, professor; thank you students — and good luck with your young lives.