For Immediate Release
March 2, 2011
AFA Announces Spring 2011 JROTC Instructor Grants
Arlington, VA – The Air Force Association (AFA) today announced the 10 recipients of the Spring 2010 AFJROTC Instructor Grants, an AFA education initiative promoting the development of aerospace professionals.
The grants, each up to $250, are provided to instructors of Air Force Junior ROTC units throughout the country. This initiative promotes knowledge of aerospace power and aviation education through classroom activities or materials. Funds may be used for any aerospace education-related activity, from purchasing textbooks or videotapes to field trips to an aerospace museum, Air Force base or other aerospace facility.
“With these grants, educators have an opportunity to enhance their students’ views on aerospace and the prominent role it plays in our society,” said George Muellner, Vice Chairmen of the Board for Aerospace Education. “The nation will need skilled individuals in the aerospace fields in the years to come. AFA appreciates the dedication of these instructors and we’re proud to contribute to the development of such fundamental skills.”
AFA strongly advocates aerospace education and the development of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics as the foundational skills for the 21st Century jobs in fields sustaining U.S. air power. To qualify, teachers complete an application and send it directly to ROTC HQ where selection of recipients is made. JROTC units may apply for this grant every other school year.
Congratulations to the following grant recipients:
- Robert Huber, Air Academy High School, United States Air Force Academy, Colorado
- Robin Sites, Lincolnton High School, Lincolnton, North Carolina
- Charles Schmetzer, Atlee High School, Mechanicsville, Virginia
- Royce Barron, North Side High School, Jackson, Tennessee
- Edward O’Dell, Smyrna Senior High School, Smyrna, Delaware
- Daniel Heeter, Spaulding High School, Rochester, New Hampshire
- Steven Atkins, Veterans High School, Kathleen, Georgia
- Joseph Bryan, Walter E. Stebbins High School, Riverside, Ohio
- Clark Culbertson, Minot High School, Minot, North Dakota
- Herbert Dove, Enka High School, Candler, North Carolina
For more information on AFA grants and scholarships, contact: Lynette Cross at 703.247.5800 ext 4807 or LCross@AFA.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 over 200 chapters nationally and internationally representing 120,000 members. Visit AFA www.AFA.org.
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