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East Central student aims to become first female Navy SEAL

Updated: Sep. 9, 2017 at 6:51 PM CDT
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HURLEY, MS (WLOX) - Surrounded by her loving parents and a standing ovation, 17-year-old Paxton Feathers was sworn in to the U.S. Navy during a ceremony before Friday's East Central football game.

Feathers, who comes from a military family, brought the ceremonial flag from her great-grandfather's burial at Arlington National Cemetery.

Clearing the mental and physical requirements, Feathers looks to become the first female Navy SEAL in history.

"My recruiter had said something about it, and I said hey, that sounds pretty interesting," Feathers said. "I'm pretty sure I have the mental capability to do it, and as far as I'm concerned, muscles can be built."

After SEAL training, Feathers plans on getting her law degree, and also wants to continue serving our country in the Navy.

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