A Special Message to Our Military Veterans from CEO John Guyer

Most of us will never quite know what it is like to have walked in your shoes, to understand the gravity of the sacrifices you have made and uncertainty you endured in service to our country. So, it is with utmost gratitude and respect that we celebrate you on Veterans Day and always.

We are fortunate to work with you, the heroes among us. To pause and thank you for your service seems trite in comparison to the sacrifices you made and the courage it took to protect us and defend our rights as U.S. citizens.

Please accept this heartfelt “thank you” on behalf of all of us at Summit Academy for all you have done to ensure our freedom. We honor you and salute you!

David Chance

Ashley Martin

Evan McIntosh

Michael Prendergast

Jarret Sack

We honor each of our heroic and humble Veterans. On behalf of our entire Summit Academy family, thank you for your service!

David Chance, Ph.D., Sensei, 8th Dan


United States Marine Corps


Marine Corps Security Force Company

Naval Air Station North Island

Currently: Teacher and Sensei, Summit Academy Community School – Parma


Ashley Martin 

Military Police Officer

United States Army


Currently: Principal, Summit Academy – Youngstown


Evan McIntosh


United States Marine Corps


Deployments:   Sunni Province, Iraq – twice

Helmand Province, Afghanistan

Currently: Director of Health and Safety Services, Summit Academy Management


Michael Prendergast

Mineman Senior Chief E8

United States Navy

Retired in 2022 after 20 years of service


Eight to the Middle East

Currently: Dean of Students, Summit Academy – Youngstown


Jarret Sack

Combat Engineer

United States Army


Currently: 9-12 History Teacher, Summit Academy Community School – Parma