AFA Promotes Aerospace Education through Junior ROTC Grants
Arlington, VA – The Air Force Association (AFA) today announced ten Junior ROTC Instructor Grants promoting aerospace education.
The grants of $250 each are provided to JROTC instructors for varied uses that promote any Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM) activity or materials, as the building blocks of aerospace education and future development. The grants are often used for group activities such as field trips to aerospace museums. In other instances, the grants fund textbooks and classroom materials that assist the teacher in making these foundational subjects interesting and challenging.
AFA provides these grants twice yearly. AFA strongly advocates education in these crucial subject areas to develop the future leaders and skill sets of the 21st Century. Expertise in these crucial fields is a requirement to sustain the pace of U.S. aerospace development and economic vitality.
“We appreciate the nation’s JROTC instructors and what they mean to the development of aerospace leaders of the future,” said S. Sanford Schlitt, Vice Chairman of the Board, Aerospace Education. “We know these instructors are doing a great job, and we are pleased to provide a little extra encouragement with this grant.”
“Our nation’s future economic vitality and national defense expertise starts with early development in classrooms and great programs like JROTC,” said Mike Dunn, President of AFA. “Strengthening aerospace education will continue to be a part of our daily and long term mission at AFA.”
- William E. Fischer, Jr., Westland High School, Galloway, Ohio
- Michael K. DuBrule, Karns High School, Knoxville, Tennessee
- Ricky L. Johnson, North Middle High School, North, South Carolina
- Brian Brown, Battle Ground High School, Battle Ground, Washington
- Glenn J. Larsen, Medina Valley High School, Castroville, Texas
- Valerie J. Lofland, Naugatuck High School, Naugatuck, Connecticut
- Paul R. Richardson, William Byrd High School, Vinton, Virginia
- Craig W. Savage, Inola High School, Inola, Oklahoma
- Thomas E. Graves, Mount Zion High School, Jonesboro, Georgia
- Thomas D. Shamburger, Sickles High School, Tampa, Florida
To support these programs and other AFA initiatives, or learn more about grant applications, go to http://afa.planalegacy.org or http://www.afa.org/aef/cntrbtns/.
For more information, contact: Lynette Cross at 703.247.5800 ext 4807 or email@example.com.
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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