Doss plans to be a counselor at Hidden Acres Christian Summer Camp for his third summer and then in August to go off to Basic training in Fort Jackson, Mississippi. He plans to go to Advanced Individual Training (AIT) right after Basic and will learn to fulfill his job of a Blackhawk Helicopter Mechanic and crew chief in Fort Eustis, Virginia. He will return to Boone where his unit will be stationed. In the fall of 2017, he will attend Iowa State University where he is unsure of his major but will be focused on the Reserve Officer Training Corps.
Doss said, “I want to serve my home state, my country, and my God the best I can. I feel that it is to be in the military in the Iowa Army National Guard. So my motivation is following Jesus wherever He calls me to go. I have a desire to possibly become a military chaplain at some point in the future but it’s not for certain.”
In high school he has been involved in football, swimming, track, weightlifting, crossfit, choir, swing choir, band, jazz band, marching band, pep band, Legally Blonde Musical, student council, sophomore officer, junior officer, Student Body Officer, National Honor Society, National Honor Society Officer, Youth Group, Worship Team, and was a Worship Leader.
Doss explained, “I honestly cannot say what my favorite memory is but I’d say that anytime I was with a group of friends together, we were always able to find something goofy to do and just keep life light-hearted when it could potentially be heavy. I will definitely miss constantly being around the friends I grew up with.”
Doss said, “ My advice to all freshmen is push yourself! Go outside your comfort zone and you will grow more. Do not focus on being friends with everyone but focus on being best friends with a couple of people while then being friendly to everyone. My advice to the upcoming seniors is Enjoy the last year of high school because it goes quickly. Take advantage of every opportunity you have. Be the best example of a person and a student to those around you and under you.”