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Strong Stories: Stephen C. Grotto II

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Stephen C. Grotto II

Stephen Grotto has always been fascinated by history.

“I grew up hearing stories,” he says. “I remember being nine years old and watching the History Channel.”

During his time as a history major at Armstrong, Stephen has served as the president of the Phi Alpha Theta history honors fraternity, acting main executive of the French Club and a member of the Student Court. His involvement has made his college experience valuable.

“I thought college was going to be totally different from what it is,” he says. “At Armstrong, I am being prepared for life.”

After graduation, Stephen plans to join the Air Force or Navy to fly fighter jets.  He hopes to get into the War College and to earn a Ph.D. in Military History, but ultimately his goal is to work with troubled children who come from a bad home environment.

“Most people have been provided for,” he says. “They have no idea what it’s like to be wondering where you’re going to be in a year, or where your next meal is coming from.”

Stephen is an encouraging, upbeat student who offers plenty of inspiration.

“It doesn’t matter who you are or where you come from,” he says. “You can do anything in life as long as you have the heart and desire to win.”