District presents veteran with diploma
District presents veteran with diploma
Posted on 11/12/2019
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Dr. Ryder Warren shakes the hand of veteran Jonathon Warren at the Nov. 11 school board meeting

Northwest ISD recognized one of its own former students on Veterans Day, as the school board presented Jonathon Warren with his diploma from Northwest High School.

Mr. Warren completed all of his high school course work at Northwest, though he was unable to receive his diploma with the Class of 2009 because of state testing. He has since pushed himself in his postsecondary studies, earning a bachelor’s degree in sports and health science through the American Military University, and he is currently pursuing a master’s degree in business management.

For his efforts, Northwest ISD trustees and administration officially certified Mr. Warren met the postsecondary requirements to receive his diploma, which they presented him at the Nov. 11 school board meeting.

Mr. Warren joined the United States Navy in December 2009. He served as an aircrew survival equipment man and certified parachute rigger. His responsibilities included training aircrew pilots and other personnel in parachute rigging as well as the use of safety and survival equipment. His time in the Navy included serving overseas in Atsugi, Japan.

Jonathon Warren poses with his family at the school board meeting

“It is extremely appropriate to recognize Jonathon Warren on Veterans Day,” said Dr. Logan Faris, executive director of secondary education. “Jonathon describes himself as one who doesn’t allow life’s challenges to keep him from pursuing his dreams. As a husband and father, he strives to be a role model in his family and community.”

Mr. Warren met his wife while serving in Japan, and the two married in March 2013. They have since grown their family and are expected a fourth child as they reside in Killeen.

As he continues his education endeavors, Mr. Warren is writing two books and is the co-owner of Poetic City, a performing arts company that allows people from any type of background to be heard, seen and given the freedom to express their individuality.

Among Mr. Warren’s recognitions include the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Pistol Marksmanship Medal and more.