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Etowah HS Cadet Earns $23K Air Force Summer Program Scholarship!

Posted On: Monday, January 28, 2019

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JROTC instructors Master Sgt. (Ret.) Tanya Hagarman, left, and Lt. Col. (Ret.) Stephen Bergey congratulate Kyle.

An Etowah High School Junior ROTC Cadet is one of only 150 students nationwide and one of only six in Georgia awarded an Air Force JROTC Flight Academy scholarship to earn his private pilot’s license and college credits this summer!  

Kyle Raffety won the $23,000 competitive scholarship based on strong evidence of his commitment to the Air Force core values of integrity, service to others, and excellence.  

The Air Force is paying $2.4 million to teach select Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps cadets (AFJROTC) how to fly, part of the service’s overall effort to address its pilot shortage.  Recipients of the scholarship will take classes at select college campuses this summer, each course lasting between seven and nine weeks, according to the Air Force, to earn a private pilot license and 12 college credits.  

“We couldn’t be happier for Kyle,” JROTC instructor Lt. Col. (Ret.) Stephen Bergey said. “Well done!"


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