Nathan Suhrbier, 2020 graduate of Winlock High School received a full 4 year ROTC (Reserve Officer Training Corps) scholarship including tuition, room and board. Nathan is the son of Ben and Ericka Suhrbier.
Nathan, who plans on attending Pacific Lutheran University stated "My Uncle Hank Nordquist told me about the ROTC benefits. This will pay for my college so my parents don't have to and will give me a chance to become an officer. ROTC is worthwhile and I will gain more leadership experience and what I want to do in life, my lot in life. I have been thinking about this since my sophomore year." Nathan will do Basic Training (Army) during the Summer after his Junior Year of college.
While attending PLU, Nathan will be majoring in Criminal Justice. He will also play football for PLU as a Defensive End.
ROTC is interested in leadership skills. While at Winlock High School, Nathan has been involved in the following: ASB President, Class Salutatorian with a 3.76 GPA.
He is also involved in varsity football, basketball and baseball. He is a member of Honor Society, 2 years of FFA, Knowledge Ball and Skills USA. He was in 4H where he was the Grand Champion at state for sewing a 100% wool Tuxedo.
Nathan has volunteered around the area with "Walk and Knock" food drive and also through his youth group at St. John's Lutheran Church. As a member of his youth group, he has volunteered at the Gospel Mission in Chehalis.
This summer, Nathan will work at the Little Crane Cafe in Vader before heading off the PLU in the fall. Congratulations Nathan!