Member of Raider Team says he's up to a challenge

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Can you do 88 push-ups in two minutes? How about climb a 13-foot-tall wall with a rope using your bare hands? Or do you think you can run eight miles in 90-degree weather?

Hephzibah High School junior Michael Guzik is a sergeant first class in the school's JROTC and a member of the Raider Team. Michael plans to go straight to college after high school.  Special
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Hephzibah High School junior Michael Guzik is a sergeant first class in the school's JROTC and a member of the Raider Team. Michael plans to go straight to college after high school.

Sgt. 1st Class Michael Guzik, 16, has conquered all of these tough obstacles and much more as part of the Hephzibah High School Army JROTC Raider Team.

Michael, a junior, has been in JROTC for three years and on Raider Team for two years.

Michael considers himself a different person in uniform, not only because all the girls notice him but also because he becomes a responsible leader whom his peers and subordinates can look up to.

"I take Raider Team very seriously," he said. "It's my life."

When given a challenge, he steps up to it, he says.

"And if I lose the challenge, I always accept defeat," Michael said. "It just lets me know how much harder I need to work to be the best."

Coming from a strict background (his father was a Marine drill sergeant), Michael said, he has gotten used to the regimented lifestyle.

"I can say I pretty much like discipline, though sometimes it can be tough," he said. "But I know it will all pay off in the end."

Michael isn't all business, though.

He also likes to hang out with friends and have a lot of fun.

Michael plans to graduate high school and go straight to college. He says he also wants to join the Army, but there's a good chance he will follow in his father's footsteps and become a Marine.

Ricie Robinson is a sophomore at Hephzibah High School.

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jeremy010
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jeremy010 09/25/07 - 09:23 pm
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HOAH ... good job man i'm a

HOAH ... good job man i'm a member if richmond academy Raiders my raider team and i have a saying "dedication is the key to success"!

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skel3tor1 09/25/07 - 11:09 pm
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I was captain of my JROTC

I was captain of my JROTC Raider Team at Harlem HS in 2001. Great job so far! It's awesome to see your ambition. Good luck in future endeavors (College & USMC)!

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