OTTAWA — Logan Miller, 18, a senior at Ottawa-Glandorf High School has already enlisted in the Army National Guard and will attend boot camp after graduation.
Miller also plans on attending Ohio State University in hopes of obtaining a nursing degree.
“I have a cousin who became a nurse and he really enjoyed it so I came to the high school knowing I wanted to do something in the medical field so I started taking a bunch of medical classes. At first, I wanted to be a physical therapist then I realized I don’t want to go to college for seven years,” he said with a chuckle.
Because of his eight-year commitment to the Army National Guard, the government will pay for 100% of his tuition while he pursues his nursing degree.
Miller is also an Eagle Scout.
For his Eagle Scout project, he helped spruce up the Deters baseball diamond in Glandorf.
“Basically I did restoration and field maintenance like putting new tiling in, power washed and painted the dugouts and put new stone down, mostly drainage type stuff,” he said.
Miller is an athlete, lettering in baseball and football.
He’s also a member of the National Honor Society, Key Club and he’s president of a club he started called Game Guys.
“It’s a club where once a month we go to one of the nursing homes in the area. We go play card games with the residents there. It’s a lot of fun,” he said.
Sports has taught him many things.
“In the beginning as a freshman and sophomore, it taught me a lot about looking up to the people and following orders from coaches and seniors, and I really looked up to that senior class when I was a freshman. It was a really good group of guys,” he said.
He’s really enjoyed the experience of living in Putnam County.
“I can’t imagine going anywhere else. It’s almost like we’re in our own little bubble — I mean everything is just great in O-G. Just all of the things we do, especially our parish. Our community is just amazing,” said Miller.