From the halls of Shelby County High School...to the shores of who knows where.
That is what Brandon Thompson is humming these days as the 2011 graduate has been accepted into the U.S. Naval Academy, fulfilling his dream of becoming a Marine.
That dream started when, as a child, he watched military movies and documentary films about war with his grandfather.
That dream became even more clear when retired Maj. Art Edinger showed a film about the Naval Academy to the Junior Marine Corps ROTC at SCHS when Brandon was a freshman.