For Immediate Release
October 21, 2009
AFA Announces Fall 2009 Civil Air Patrol Educator Grants
Arlington, VAThe Air Force Association (AFA) today announced 20 recipients of the Civil Air Patrol Educator Grant for the Fall of 2009. These grants, an initiative funded by AFA and managed by the Civil Air Patrol Headquarters, encourage early interest in the aerospace field.
The grants, each $250, are provided to teachers who are members of either the Air Force Association or the Civil Air Patrol. This initiative promotes aerospace knowledge through classroom activities or materials that benefit the entire group of students. These grants fund field trips to aerospace museums or Air Force bases, or used for books, DVDs or videotapes that encourage interest in aerospace-related topics.
“These teachers are doing a great job providing their students with extra opportunities,” said S. Sanford Schlitt, AFA’s Vice Chairman of the Board, Aerospace Education. “We’re pleased to help encourage an interest in the aerospace career field in time to perhaps influence the educational path of some students.”
“Through these activities, we hope to open some students’ eyes to the possibilities of an aerospace career field that they otherwise might not consider,” said Mike Dunn, President of AFA. “The Air Force and aerospace companies are always looking for bright, innovative professionals.”
As part of the Association’s central mission, AFA strongly advocates aerospace education and the development of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics – foundational skills necessary to sustain U.S. airpower, national security and economic vitality.
Below are the grant recipients:
- JoAnn Anderson, New Holstein Elementary School, New Holstein, Wisconsin
- Stephanie Benedict, Darke County Christian Homeschool Coop, New Madison, Ohio
- Michael Bero, Franklin Middle School, Green Bay, Wisconsin
- Steve Chance, Colonel Wright Elementary School, The Dalles, Oregon
- Scott Cutler, G.W. Bush Middle School, Turnwater, Washington
- Stuart Dewhurst, New Holstein Elementary School, New Holstein, Wisconsin
- Glenn Fortmayer, United School District 332, Cunningham, Kansas
- Bart Gadola, Wilkinsburg School District, Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania
- Susan Hayes, Oneida Nation High School, Oneida, Wisconsin
- Kathy Keeney, Lombardi Middle School, Green Bay, Wisconsin
- Martha Koho, Belle Morris Elementary School, Knoxville, Tennessee
- Angela Krause-Kuchta, Menomonie High School, Menomonie, Wisconsin
- Jessica McDaniel, Kramer Elementary School, Oxford, Ohio
- Martha Roberts, Capps Middle School, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
- Dale K. Robinson, Jacobs Creek Job Corps Center Academics, Bristol, Tennessee
- Alex Rode, Ledyard Elementary School, Ledyard, Connecticut
- Shelby Soeder, Washington Irving Elementary, Waverly, Iowa
- Stephen Sycuro, West Stanly High School, Oakboro, North Carolina
- Jaelene Wentland, Brown County Middle School, De Pere, Wisconsin
- Heather Whitehead, The Walker School, Marietta, Georgia
For more information on AFA grants and scholarships, contact: Lynette Cross at 703.247.5800 ext 4807 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The AFA is a 501(C)(3), nonprofit organization promoting public understanding of aerospace power and the pivotal role it plays in the security of the nation. AFA has more than 200 chapters nationally and internationally representing 125,000 members. Visit AFA www.AFA.org.
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