Today we salute Joah Cash, who happens to be a friend of Claire’s. Joah is a top high school linebacker who had multiple scholarship offers from colleges, but he earned and accepted a full ride to the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. Joah says he chose the Naval Academy because, even though he was on a sports scholarship all the other schools just talked about football – the Naval Academy talked to him about life after football, and the difference he could make in the world beyond the gridiron. Joah has his sights firmly set on playing in the NFL, but his path takes him through service in the Navy. He will go through the same academic and physical rigors of all the other cadets, and once he graduates, he will be required to serve five years as an officer in the US Navy, which is just right with Joah – he not only embraces it as a way to serve his country, but it also fits in nicely with his other love: Oceanography. Today we salute future Cadet Joah Cash of the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis. This is a kid with a very bright future!