BATH TOWNSHIP — Harrison Abrams, an 18-year-old senior at Bath High School, is ready to serve his country.
Abrams is a member of the delayed entry program as he gets ready to join the Air Force after high school is over.
“Hopefully, as soon as possible after graduation, I want to be shipped out to basic training … and possibly make a career out of it or seize all the college opportunities that they offer,” Abrams said.
His pick of the Air Force was a pragmatic one.
“I knew that the Air Force itself was a stable job, and it has the most college opportunities out of any other military branch. So I just thought that was going to be my best option,” he said. “All the men in my family have been military. I just decided Air Force because I know they do have the Community College of the Air Force that is available to all airman.”
Because of Abrams having to wear glasses, it does limit what he can do in the Air Force.
“So because of my eyes, I actually can’t be a pilot,” he said
The job he wants to do while in the Air Force is that of Geospatial Intelligence.
“It’s basically just analyzing images obtained from satellites to see if it’s a threat or not,” he said.
So, if North Korea moves its nuclear missiles, Abrams might be the one to detect it first.
While at Bath High School, Abrams played three years on the soccer team, including his senior year.
He says he’s learned valuable life-lessons through sport.
“Honestly, the biggest one is just to never give up. I also want to say go with the flow, but just kind of take the shots that life gives you and just figure out the best path for yourself through those shots. Also, I guess, just hard work and dedication to whatever you’re doing,” Abrams said.
Reach Sam Shriver at 567-242-0409.