Franklin Heights graduate heading to Naval Academy

COLUMBUS (WCMH) — For the first time Franklin Heights High School’s graduating class includes a senior on her way to the United States Naval Academy.

Maddy Castle was 17 when she decided that the Navy was her future and that the Academy was a dream worth pursuing.

“It was hectic, very busy, and sometimes stressful,” said Maddy.

It was Maddy’s desire to serve that pushed her through the process. “I know I making a difference I’m having an impact on something that’s greater than myself.”

Maddy will attend naval academy preparatory school for 10 months starting in July and will start at the Naval Academy in Annapolis the following fall. She has already enlisted for six years active duty in the Navy and when she graduates she will be an officer. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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