When Rene Sykes envisioned her two daughters going off to college, she didn't imagine them in basic training, getting room inspections and parachuting out of airplanes at half-time for shows across the country. But these are exactly the kind of things the two South Carroll High School grads are doing as seniors at the Air Force Academy in Colorado.
"It's been strange," said Sykes, of Mount Airy. "I never thought we'd have one kid going, much less two. I'm proud of them."
Sykes said it was her younger daughter, Sarah, who first showed an interest in the Air Force Academy as a junior at South Carroll High School in 2009.
"We took both our daughters...