Karla Guzman, 18, of Ridgeview High School, has received an early offer of admission for the Naval Academy and has chosen to accept that appointment. Karla was also accepted to the Military Academy at West Point. The Nomination has come from our Congressman, Kevin McCarthy.
It’s her way of saying thank you.
Thank you to the country she says gave her and her family so many opportunities.
“I’ve wanted to do something more and that more was going to an academy and then serving my country afterwards,” said Karla Guzman, a senior at Ridgeview High School.
Guzman is all about paying it forward.
“My family emigrated from El Salvador in the 80’s due to a civil war and in El Salvador you don’t see opportunities like this. So serving my country to me is a way to say thank you for all of the opportunities I’ve been given, my brother has been given and my parents,” Guzman said.
Guzman will attend the United States Naval Academy where she plans to say thank you.
“I’m really grateful to live in this country and I want to give back the best way that I can and I think that’s serving in the military,” Guzman said.
“She got the tools so she’ll be ready and we’re proud of her wanting to be a doctor and serve the country,” said Patricia Guzman, Karla Guzman’s Mother.