In a surprise ceremony, Shadow Mountain High School senior Audra Lindquist received a J-100 Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps Character in Leadership Scholarship last week. Lindquist’s determination, professionalism, and commitment to excellence helped her achieve this prestigious scholarship and will help her toward her goal of becoming an Air Force pilot.
PVSchools Acting Superintendent Dr. James P. Lee presented a scholarship certificate to Cadet Lt. Colonel Lindquist. Other administrative officials who attended the ceremony included Assistant Superintendent of Leadership Mr. Andre Long, Shadow Mountain Principal Dave Appleman, Assistant Principals Kathleen Alexander and Mark Smith, and Dean of Students Rick Ross.
The scholarship is offered to only 100 Air Force Junior ROTC cadets across the world each year, according to Lindquist's instructor, Lt. Colonel William Bones. The full four-year ROTC college scholarship includes full tuition, and room and board, with an estimated value ranging from $150,000 to $200,000.
Watch as Lindquist, her mother, and Lt. Colonel Bones explain the significance of the scholarship.