Kendra Hubert has been cultivating her leadership talents during her high school years and hopes to use them as an officer in the U.S. Armed Forces.


Kendra Hubert has been cultivating her leadership talents during her high school years and hopes to use them as an officer in the U.S. Armed Forces.
The daughter of Holly and Ken Hubert of Berlin Township, Kendra will be entering her senior year at Honesdale High School in the fall.
Admitting to being very focused, she has had her sights on enrolling at West Point Military Academy, since her freshman year. Being accepted at West Point is highly competitive. To apply for West point, she needs a nomination, and Kendra received one from President Bush, she said.
West Point is her first choice, but she is aslo applying for the Air Force Academy and the Naval Academy.
Right after school let out, she was headed to a summer seminar at the Air force Academy in Colorado Springs. Only 800 students are chosen for the week long series of workshops to learn about cadet life.
If she doesn’t get to go to a military academy, she stated she would still enter the ROTC program in college and seek officer training. She hopes to major in engineering at college.
Both her parents have been very supportive of her goal, she said. She hopes to carry on what has become a family military tradition. Her father is a Navy veteran. Her uncles are in the military and one is a colonel. Both grandfathers were in the armed services.
“I want to serve my country,” the teenager said. “If that entails being deployed overseas, that’s what it takes.”
She stated that being an officer requires leadership qualities. These are being exhibited both in school and as a member of Girl Scout Troop 456 in Honesdale. She has been in the Scouts since first grade.
In her senior year she plans to run for Class President. She was president of her Freshman Class and has co-chaired  various school events.
She also does community service work with her church youth group. At St. John’s Parish she is an altar service trainer.
With the Girl Scouts, she has held many leadership positions.
Interviewed just before school let out, Kendra expressed enthusiasm for her upcoming trip to Mexico, June 21 to July 1, sponsored by the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts, and Girl Scouts USA.
While there, she will be helping to build a Habitat fir Humanity house, and taking part in a community service project, encouraging poor children to read. She will make good use of her three years of Spanish class at Honesdale High School. The Mexico trip, she said, would help broaden her horizons.
Also going on the trip are fellow Honesdale Scouts, Andrea Stanton, Honorah Harvey and Carley Allen. Local Scout leaders participating are Holly Hubert and Tiffany Hoffman.