Former Chugiak High School student and Benny Benson Secondary School graduate Wendy Martin, 17, has been awarded a four-year Army ROTC scholarship to Louisiana State University, where she will continue both her military studies and the leadership training she began while an NJROTC student at Chugiak under the tutelage of Sgt. William “Top” Dill.
Martin has already moved to Louisiana and is currently attending LSU at a satellite campus. She started her college career with the scholarship money she earned in July 2012 when she was crowned Miss Bear Paw. Martin’s move to Louisiana marks the second for the Martin family. Older sister Megan, a 2011 CHS graduate and a former riflery champ, is pursuing a degree in nursing at the University of Louisiana.