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Ashley High School NJROTC Cadet Awarded National Flight Academy Scholarship

Ashley High School junior and NJROTC Cadet Whitney Daughtry has been awarded the JJ Coonan Scholarship to attend the National Flight Academy in Pensacola, Florida for the summer 2015 program. Her scholarship will cover the full price of tuition for the six-day program.

The program is an immersive learning adventure in the world’s largest simulated aircraft carrier for 7th through 12th grade students, designed to inspire interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). Participants live for 6 days in a multi-story, 102,000 square foot facility surrounded by advanced technology, flight simulators, and virtual reality games that ignite imagination and encourage learning.

For more information about the National Flight Academy, visit

About the JJ Coonan Scholarship

Retired Navy Captain John J. Coonan, Jr., who passed away on June 12, 2009, served over 30 years as a career Naval Officer. Upon his retirement from active duty in 1996, Captain Coonan joined the staff at the Naval Aviation Museum Foundation in Pensacola, Florida. His most lasting contribution is his stewardship of the National Flight Academy. The academy is the leading aviation-inspired education program in the country.

Posted: 03/24/15