Tyler Bjelland: life after graduating SHS

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Tyler Bjelland: life after graduating SHS

Tyler standing in front of a UMD flag in his uniform.

Tyler standing in front of a UMD flag in his uniform.

Hannah Bjelland

Tyler standing in front of a UMD flag in his uniform.

Hannah Bjelland

Hannah Bjelland

Tyler standing in front of a UMD flag in his uniform.

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Alum Tyler Bjelland shares the accomplishments he’s achieved and the goals he has set since graduating from Sartell High School two years ago.

Tyler graduated from Sartell in 2018. The summer after his graduation he went into the National Guard and started his three month long bootcamp training.

“Bootcamp was a very different lifestyle than what I was used to, but it was a good experience. You had every day planned out for you from what you wore to everything you did,” states Tyler.

After Tyler completed his basic training, he moved onto AIT or Advanced Individual Training where he performed the job he signed up for in the military. He classifies as a lightweight vehicle mechanic.

“I felt like I was relearning everything I already knew in AIT training, but I met some really good friends there,” says Tyler.

I finally came home on Valentine’s Day of 2019 when I finished my basic training and AIT training.”

— Tyler Bjelland

When Tyler got home from the military, he was accepted into the University of Minnesota-Duluth, and he started this school year majoring in psychology.

When Tyler was in high school, he worked at Discount Tire in St. Cloud and transferred to the Duluth store when he moved up there from St. Cloud for college.

Tyler tries going to the gym every night after he finishes his classes and work, “It’s really important for me to stay in the best shape that I can for the military. I still have four years to go and it goes by easier when I’m in shape.”

It’s really important for me to stay in the best shape that I can for the military. I still have four years to go and it goes by easier when I’m in shape”

— Tyler Bjelland

 

 

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