Two Plum High School seniors receive Air Force scholarships |

Two Plum High School seniors receive Air Force scholarships

Michael DiVittorio
Plum High School seniors and Air Force Junior ROTC cadets Carter Campbell, left, and Alexandra Ralph were recently honored by school district officials at a school board meeting for earning Air Force scholarships. They are joined here by Col. Richard Peterson, who oversees the program, and school board member Angela Anderson.

Two Plum High School Air Force Junior ROTC cadets were awarded the military branch’s Chief of Staff scholarship.

Seniors Alexandra Ralph and Carter Campbell both will receive $20,000 for room, board, flight time, flight suits and other related costs as they attend a credited aviation university and go for their private pilot licenses this summer.

Col. Richard Peterson, who oversees Plum’s program, said there were 150 scholarships given out by the Air Force through its Junior ROTC with more than 880 schools and 2,000 cadets competing for the slots.

The cadets wish to attend Emory Riddle Aeronautical University in either Dayton Beach, Fla. or Prescott, Ariz.

The Air Force will let them know which university they will be assigned in April.

Peterson and other district officials recognized the students for their achievement at a recent school board meeting.

Michael DiVittorio is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Michael at 412-871-2367, [email protected] or via Twitter @MikeJdiVittorio.

Michael DiVittorio is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Michael at 412-871-2367, [email protected] or via Twitter .

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