We invited Katrina to send us some of her impressions and highlights from college since receiving a HHSAF Alumni Scholarship 4 ½ years ago.
“ In 2003, I received a Highline High School Alumni Scholarship when I was on my way to go to school at Embry-RiddleAeronauticalUniversity. That scholarship kicked off quite a college career for me. From day one at this school, I’ve had a truly amazing experience. I enrolled in AFROTC at the start since I received a scholarship without any obligations. I was planning to just check it out for a year, but I ended up loving the Air Force culture and the idea of serving with these people who were so inspiring to me.”
“I was named Cadet of the Year in my sophomore class in 2005, and went on to be ranked #1 in flight at field training. I also received the Iron Man PT award, which is awarded to one male and one female cadet in each encampment of around 400 cadets for obtaining the highest Physical Fitness Test (PFT) scores. The next year, I was selected again as Cadet of the Year for my 300 junior class. My senior year, I served the Wing as the Cadet Wing Commander managing and commanding a training program for over 350 cadets.”
“In the Spring of last year, I got to participate in a study abroad program through the university. I lived and studied in Paris, France for five months, traveling to nine other countries while I was there and making friends from four different continents. “
“I was able to play four years on the University Women’s Soccer Team and ran a season for the University’s Cross County Team. I served three years as captain for women’s soccer and was a contributor to three the championships won by the program. I received multiple Academic All-America awards, All-Region and All-FSC player awards and championships both for soccer and cross country. I was named ESPN Magazine’s 2006 Women’s Soccer Player of the Year, and three time winner of our Athletics Department’s Champion of Character scholarship.”
“I will graduate with a degree in Applied Research Meteorology. I will soon begin my Air Force career in Daytona Beach followed by Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training at Sheppard Air Force Base in Wichita Falls, TX on October 1st.”
“The experience I’ve had at ERAU has been a dream come true. Thank-you to the Alumni Scholarship Foundation for helping to make that happen!”