Johnny Wiles and his twin brother Ronnie were raised in Hardy. Both graduated from Highland in 1967, just after the district was established. They were able to dodge the draft by remaining in school. The young men took out a loan to go Foothills Vo-tech in Searcy for a year. Ronnie explained during that time, men could receive a draft deferment if they were in school. After completing the program, they both volunteered and joined the Army, to prevent the inevitable… being drafted.