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09
January
2019
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12:03 AM
America/Chicago

Va. Wing Announces $10,500 in Scholarships for 17 Cadets

Capt. Jacob Bixler
Director of Cadet Programs
Virginia Wing 

The Virginia Wing has aannounced $10,500 in scholarships awarded to support the advancement of pilot training and career exploration for 17 Civil Air Patrol cadets from 10 squadrons throughout the state. Funding for the scholarships was provided by the state and a private donor.

Three cadets were selected to receive $2,000 flight scholarships each toward pursuit of a solo endorsement or private pilot’s certificate.

Cadet Lt. Col. Julie Demyanovich of the Prince William Composite Squadron will use the money to continue training with American Aviation in pursuit of her private pilot’s certificate. She also plans to obtain her instrument rating and work on totaling enough hours to be an orientation flight pilot for CAP.

Cadet 2nd Lt. Joan Gibson of the Burke Composite Squadron will continue her flight training at Aviation Adventures flight school in Manassas. She projects to complete minimum private pilot hours by June.

Cadet 2nd Lt. Maggie Morrison of the Southside Composite Squadron will use the pursue flight training with CAP out of Hanover County Municipal Airport. She looks forward to taking her check ride after she turns 17.

Four cadets were selected to receive $250 scholarships toward their first hour of flight instruction:

  • · Cadet Chief Master Sgt. Ethan Large, Tidewater Composite Squadron;
     
  • · Cadet Chief Master Sgt. Ralph Morrison, Southside Composite Squadron;
     
  • · Cadet Senior Airman Joshua Luvera, Fredericksburg Composite Squadron; and
     
  • · Cadet Airman Kyrieanne Pardue, Winchester Composite Squadron.

The four scholarships were awarded through a private donor who wanted to honor the memory of  James E. Feir, a professor emeritus of civil engineering at George Washington University, by introducing youth to the joy of flying.

These four cadets were selected to receive $500 scholarships to be applied toward their participation in a CAP National Special Cadet Activity, contingent on receiving a slot in the activity:

  • · Cadet Lt. Col. John Sharp, Lynchburg Composite Squadron – International Air Cadet Exchange;
     
  • · Cadet Capt. Deannah Bennett, Lynchburg Composite Squadron – National Flight Academy;
     
  • · Cadet Chief Master Sgt. Ranger Matthew, Hanover Composite Squadron – for National Blue Beret; and
     
  • · Cadet Chief Master Sgt. Regan Smith, Leesburg Composite Squadron – National Flight Academy.

These cadets were selected to receive $250 scholarships to be applied toward a CAP National Special Cadet Activity, contingent on receiving a slot in the activity:

  • · Cadet 1st Lt. Andrew Bennett, Fredericksburg Composite Squadron ­– Pararescue and Survival Orientation Course;
     
  • · Cadet 1st Lt. Seth Wassenberg, Hanover Composite Squadron – National Blue Beret;
     
  • · Cadet Chief Master Sgt. Elijah Fassero, Lynchburg Composite Squadron – National Blue Beret;
     
  • · Cadet Chief Master Sgt. Lucas Zarling, Prince William Composite Squadron – Engineering Technologies Academy;
     
  •   Cadet Senior Master Sgt. Noah Lankford, Roanoke Composite Squadron –  National Flight Academy; and
     
  • · Cadet Master Sgt. Michael Kricheldorf, Lynchburg Composite Squadron – Hawk Mountain Ranger School.