FRONT ROYAL – Two seniors at Warren County High School are already looking forward to the future after they graduate this weekend.
Jayda Saulsbury, 18, and Joey Sorge, 17, are two members of the Class of 2019’s 202 students graduating on Saturday.
Both Saulsbury and Sorge represented the Wildcats as athletes during their time at Warren County High School. Saulsbury said she played volleyball and basketball for all four years and softball for three years. Sorge played golf, basketball and baseball for all four years.
“It was a really good experience with all of my friends,” Sorge said.
Saulsbury and Sorge both said they will miss their friends and the school’s teachers.
“Those are the things I’ll miss the most,” Saulsbury said.
“I enjoyed a lot of the teachers and [school] was a lot of fun, but I’m really excited to move on with my life,” Sorge said.
Saulsbury said she plans to join the Army in the fall.
“There are a lot of people in my family who are in the military,” she said. “It just felt right. I don’t really care about the traditional college setting, so if I get something and I go into a place where I can actually help people, that’s the better route. It’s better than going where everyone else is going, just because that’s what they’re doing.”
After she leaves the Army, Saulsbury said she is planning a career as a behavior health specialist in order to help people.
“My favorite class in high school was psychology, so I want to get my Ph.D. in psychology,” she said.
Sorge said that he will attend Lord Fairfax Community College for two years and then plans to transfer to Virginia Tech to become an engineer.
“I really wanted to be an engineer because it’s very challenging,” he said. “I won’t get bored with it. That’s one of my main things. I don’t like to get bored with things.”
Lesley Detweiler, the director of school counseling at Warren County High School, said that 58 graduates will be attending a four-year school, while 67 graduates will be heading to a two-year school. Six graduates will enter the military, while 26 graduates will enter a trade school or will be seeking other forms of education, and 43 graduates will enter the workforce.
The graduation ceremony will begin at 8:30 a.m. Saturday. Michael Silek, the senior class president, will speak at the ceremony.