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Current Recipients

LeRoy W. Homer Jr. Foundation Selects 2024 Scholarship Recipients

Brendan Macking will graduate from Northside Christian High School in Florida with the class of 2024. Throughout high school, Brendan challenged himself with advanced academic classes while leading in multiple clubs/honor societies such as the USA Club of which he is the president. He competed as a varsity athlete in cross country and track for the last four years. Brendan’s first taste of aviation was from his grandfathers, both having private pilot certificates, who brought him to Sun ‘N Fun aerospace expo every year since he was a child. Last summer, Brendan earned an Aim High Flight Academy scholarship from the Air Force which granted him his first 12 flight hours at Oklahoma State University. His dream is to participate in Navy ROTC while in college earning a mechanical engineering degree and commission as a naval aviator upon graduation with the class of 2028.

Gabrielle Green is a high school senior in Valparaiso, Indiana. She is a Cadet NCO in the Valparaiso Composite Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol.  After her first Orientation Flight she knew she wanted to pursue professional flight as a career. She is passionate about introducing youth to STEM fields and aviation.  She looks forward to continuing her volunteer service in the Civil Air Patrol as a pilot. Gabrielle is the VHS Drum Major, plays the clarinet in the VHS Jazz and Concert Bands and is a First Company dancer and is currently employed as a teacher at Indiana Ballet Theatre.  She holds several leadership positions in her local 4-H and Porter County Junior Leaders.  As a National Honor Society Member, She logged over 180 volunteer hours this year. Gabrielle is looking forward to continuing her flight training this fall at Florida Institute of Technology.

The LeRoy W. Homer Jr. Foundation was created in memory of LeRoy Homer, First Officer on board United #93, who along with Captain Jason Dahl fought against the hijackers who had planned to fly the aircraft into the US Capitol. The foundation’s mission is to encourage and support young adults who wish to pursue aviation as a professional career.

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