Alec Bullard, Hamilton City Schools alum, knows that it takes the strength of many fibers to achieve one’s goals. For him, life is about embracing the struggle—approaching challenges with resilience, discipline, and commitment. These are values he learned at Hamilton City Schools—from his teachers in the science labs and honors classes to his sergeants in the Junior ROTC program. He talks about his journey from being a high schooler without a plan to an achieving member of a team with confidence in his future, all largely because of the life mentors he found at Hamilton. He now finds himself equipped with the skills necessary to become a 2 nd Lieutenant in the military after his college graduation and has access to cadet leadership, airborne school, and world travel.