Ten Idaho high schoolers awarded scholarships to attend National Flight Academy

Ten Idaho high school students recently were awarded scholarships to attend the National Flight Academy, an all-inclusive week-long immersive flight training camp hosted at the Naval Air Station in Pensacola, Florida from June 9-14, 2024.

Please join us in congratulating the following students as they embark on this groundbreaking adventure:

Anna H. Li, 11th grade
Carson J. Miller, 9th grade
Chelsea Ford, 10th grade
Copper Feldtman, 10th grade
Hannah Swenson, 11th grade
James Van der Veen, 9th grade
Kavya Bansal, 11th grade
Marlowe Bradely, 11th grade
Missoni Murphy, 10th grade
Santiago Casas, 11th grade

Now in its second year, the scholarship program drew fierce competition, with nearly 200 of Idaho’s best and brightest high school students applying. The grant-funded program hosted by the Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) in partnership with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to designed to inspire interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).

“We would like to thank all of our applicants, and a give a special thanks to all of the teachers that encouraged their students to apply,” said Jessika Doglietto, ITD’s Workforce Development Manager. “ITD hopes to continue offering innovative STEM programs, encouraging Idaho students to enter into the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.”

The selected ten students will live for six days inside a 102,000 square foot, multi-story facility, surrounded by advanced technology, flight simulators, and virtual-reality games that ignite imagination and encourage learning.