SALINA, Kan., Jan. 31, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Don and Susan Gilbert wanted something better for their son, Justin. Like so many parents, they wanted to give him every opportunity to excel academically, personally, and socially. They wanted him to learn to lead, and to learn the values of hard work, team work, and personal accountability. While the hardest part of giving their 11-year old son these gifts, was saying goodbye to him on the steps of St. John's Military School, today they look back on their decision with confidence, and they look forward at their son with pride.
Justin Gilbert grew up with his parents in Las Vegas, Nevada. According to his mother, Susan, she and her husband were concerned that the Las Vegas school system would not provide Justin with the high-quality education they wanted for him.
"Justin had always been a good child," remembers Susan. "As he got older we thought about the school system in Las Vegas, and we just weren't satisfied with the idea of Justin continuing in that environment."