The Rider Chronicle

Uprooted: Secret Life Of A Military Kid

While living in South Korea, senior Miranda Darné was able to see the DMZ and step into North Korea by entering the Joint Security Area.

Miranda Darné, Managing Editor

December 18, 2015

We entered a small room filled with other children like my siblings and I. Sadness was etched on their faces. I was old enough to know what was going on, so when my parents tried to cheer me up I wanted none of it. A man opened the door and started rallying the others saying it was time to go....

Sophomore Nominated For Operation Homefront Military Child Of The Year

In 2005 sophomore Kallie Wagner's father, Master Sergeant James Wagner, was deployed to South Korea. She and her siblings, Josh and Ryan had photos made for their father while he was gone. Master Sergeant Wagner has been deployed to Saudi Arabia, South Korea and twice to Iraq since Kallie was born.

Cintia Vickery, reporter

January 14, 2015

“Come give Daddy a hug.” She slowly walked toward her father, wanting to hug him so badly but trying to make time slow down. She was not ready for the goodbye. She held him tightly and closed her eyes wishing she could hold on forever. She could not hold back the tears that ran down her face ...

Honor Our Troops

Honor Our Troops

December 12, 2014

As a military city, it is more than our duty to respect our troops. This includes both those who live or work at Sheppard as well as our own JROTC program. For instance the Pledge of Allegiance is a form of respect that is built into our school day and participation is just a small token of our gratitude...

‘Hardwiring Happiness’: Laughlin Starts Future Early With National Guard

JROTC Executive Officer Austin Laughlin salutes the inspector at the JROTC inspection Dec. 9. The inspection is usually in April. In spite of the early date the group met requirements with a satisfactory score.

Abby Love, Reporter

December 12, 2014

Austin Laughlin runs through the woods with a 60 lb. bag on his back, all strapped in and secure, with more people in the same uniform running behind him. Everything is going as planned until something changes. A member of his platoon stumbles down a slanted path into the trees and grass after one backpack...

The Ones Who Choose To Serve

Photo by Kylie Dougherty

Megan Jones, Reporter

March 14, 2014

“I’d always wanted to join as a kid, but it just kind of faded away as I began high school,” senior Domingo Losoya said. “But maybe a year ago it came back that this is what I wanted to do.” He, like many others has made the commitment and signed a contract, one that promises the next eight...

Rider Students Promise to Serve

Rider Students Promise to Serve

Brittany Wood

March 4, 2010

"I____, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same: and that I will obey the orders of the President of the United States and the orders of the offi...

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