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Sunshine letter: More Young Eagle scholarships in the works

What a great article on Sept. 7 by Peggy Martin, Big Brothers and Big Sisters Director, regarding Warren Fekeith, a Little Brother, attending the Experimental Aircraft Association Air Academy at Oshkosh, WI, and his having received a scholarship to attend from the Truckee EAA chapter.

The chapter plans to sponsor three scholarships to the Air Academy in 2016, one for each of the age groups, 12-13, 14-15, and 16-18.

How does one qualify scholarship? First, one must be a Young Eagle 12 through 18 years old on June 1, 2016, who resides within the Truckee Tahoe Airport District boundaries, or Incline Village. Second, one must submit an application no later than February 29, 2016.

How does one become a Young Eagle? Come to the EAA chapter's pancake breakfast on the second Saturday of each month at the Truckee Tahoe Airport, and take a free airplane ride, weather permitting. Rides are open to youths 8 through 17 years old. Application information sheets will be given to age-eligible Young Eagles.

For more information on your local EAA chapter and Young Eagles, see eaa1073.org and youngeagles.org.

Tom Meadows

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EAA 1073 Young Eagles Coordinator