Each student to receive $2,500 college scholarships upon graduation
Three local high school seniors will receive $2,500 college scholarships for their tremendous efforts in pursuit of a higher education in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM).
The Los Angeles County Air Show presented by Lockheed Martin is honored to announce the following STEM Scholarship Program recipients:
Emma Neal of Lancaster High School — athlete, pianist and former NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center engineering intern.
Isabel Vanderzee of Quartz Hill High School — mathlete, musician and president of their Yearbook.
Ricardo Guzman of Palmdale High School — president of the high school’s Skills USA Chapter and Falcon Engineers Club, and part of the Solar Race Team.
“Our committee was inspired and amazed by the determination and drive of our incredible scholarship winners, and all the 33 scholarship applicants — these students go above and beyond in their education and in their community and we are incredibly proud of how well they represent our valley,” said Los Angeles County Air Show president Ronda E Perez.
Thirty-three high school seniors competed for a chance at one of these three $2,500 college scholarships. The criteria required that they be enrolling in college this fall for the first time and pursuing higher education in STEM. The Los Angeles County Air Show provides scholarships as a way to underscore its dedication to promoting the importance of aviation for continued economic growth and supporting STEM education.
The USAF Thunderbirds demonstration team, including the A-10 “Warthog” Heritage Flight and the U.S. Navy TAC Demo Team in the F/A-18C Hornet, are scheduled to perform both Air Show days. Also, there will be an amazing line-up of world-renowned aerobatic performers, WWII Warbirds, skydivers, pyrotechnics and impressive static displays including the F-35 Lighting II.
In addition to the attractions in the sky, the Los Angeles County Air Show is home to an impressive interactive STEM exhibition, believed to be one of the largest expo of any air show, extensive static displays, an iconic Aeronautical Historical Panel and more.
General admission gates open at 9 a.m. on both Saturday, March 25 and Sunday, March 26, 2017 at General William J. Fox Airfield in Lancaster. Kids five and under are free, you must go online to print free kid’s tickets.
For more information on the Los Angeles County Air Show, and pre-show discount tickets, military discount tickets, please go to www.lacountyairshow.com. Follow on Facebook, Twitter @LACountyAirShow, Instagram and SnapChat for updates.
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