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Promise With A Purpose

SOWF is proud of all our students! During April’s Month of the Military Child, we had the opportunity to highlight a few who symbolized the group, all of whom exemplify solid characteristics consisting of sacrifice and resilience. We called it: Future History Makers.

One we featured was Dakota Otts – Dakota is currently enrolled in the Combination Welding Program at South Texas Vocational Technical Institute. As a military child, Dakota attributes the values of growth, motivation, and appreciation for hardworking people to his upbringing. He understands the importance of having hardworking men and women with goals and ideas, “because without them, the world would cease to grow.”

Dakota’s father, US Army Sergeant First Class Jamie Otts, lost his life in 2018 while serving with the 3rd Special Forces Group. Though he was only ten years old when his father passed away, Dakota made a very special promise to his dad that he has kept to this day!

“My father taught me that you have to motivate yourself because no one else will do it for you,” Dakota explained. “That’s why I’m proud to serve in the National Guard while pursuing my welding program —to keep a promise I made to my father to follow in his footsteps and make my own mark as a Future History Maker!”

Dakota Otts is an inspiration to military children everywhere, and we are incredibly proud of him. His story is a testament to the strength and resilience of military families and demonstrates his resolve – that is why he is a Future History Maker. Dakota, you certainly have a bright future and all of us associated with SOWF are truly rooting for you!

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