Time has changed for all of us. With this being my senior year at Bowling Green State University, I have truly learned to appreciate the opportunities we can learn from. Throughout my life, I have came across many personal challenges and have found ways to alter my way of thinking to defeat these issues. I grew up in a family that worked hard for what they have and this has instilled in me a need to become a better leader.
When I was a freshman four years ago, I never thought flying would open up a new world of opportunity. Since I began flying, I have since loved the need for aviation in my life. I have met many interesting people, flown to many places, and have seen big and small airports…with and without fuel pumps. 🙂 With these experiences, I have learned to appreciate those who have given me the opportunity to excel. The LeRoy W. Homer Foundation has afforded me this opportunity. Without their help and support, I would not have been able to experience the things I have done.
I will be graduating as a second lieutenant in the United States Air Force in May 2009 and I am very excited to share my experiences with others in regards to my flying. As a maintenance officer, I will fixing the world’s most sophisticated aircraft such as the F-22 and F-15 fighter aircraft. I am very lucky to have support from my family and the LeRoy W. Homer Foundation.
Past Scholarship Recipient