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D49 AFJROTC Cadets Receive Scholarships
Three District 49 seniors have received the J-100 AFJROTC Character-in-Leadership Scholarship (four-year college scholarship) from the Headquarters Air Force Junior Reserve
Officer Training Corps.
Jaime Snyder, Vista Ridge High School, Jahzara Davis, Sand Creek High School, and Andrew Weisler, Falcon High School, are all AFJROTC cadets and were three of 100 scholarship
recipients across the country.
The J-100 identifies stellar high school senior cadets for the character and leadership that is embodied in AFJROTC and affords them the opportunity to pursue a commission in the United States Air or Space Forces while earning their college degree. This is a four-year scholarship that covers tuition, room, books, and a monthly stipend. The cadets met required academic and physical fitness standards and were ultimately selected by a board of Air Force civilians, officers, and senior non-commissioned.
Jaime Snyder has been a student in District 49 since the 5th grade. He has attended Evans Elementary School, Horizon, and Skyview middle schools and will graduate from Vista Ridge High School. Before moving to Colorado Springs, his family was in Ramstein, Germany.
“Participating in Air Force ROTC has given me a variety of things, such as effective teamwork, leadership, as well as given me the opportunity to be part of something bigger than myself,” Snyder said.
He plans to earn a degree in aerospace engineering from the University of Colorado and become
Some of Snyder’s high school achievements include a 4.4-grade point average, AFJROTC Academic Ribbon, Principal’s Honor Roll, State Qualifier in wrestling, VRHS Athlete of the Year, High School Scholar All-American Award, and the David Collas Citizenship Award.
Jahzara Davis has been a student in District 49 since the 4th grade. She has attended Remington Elementary School, Horizon Middle School and will graduate from Sand Creek High School.
She has a 3.9 grand point average and is ranked 6th in her class.
“Air Force ROTC gave me the opportunity to not only grow as a leader but as a person too. I learned how to connect with a bunch of different people, not only within the school but within the community,” Davis said. She will attend Colorado State University in the fall.
Davis’s high school achievements include National Merit Scholarship nominee, Academic Honor Roll (2017-2021), JROTC American Legion, Scholastic Excellence Award, SCHS AFJROTC Corps Commander, Color Guard, and Track & Field Team Captain.
Andrew Weisler has been a District 49 student since kindergarten. He has attended Meridian Ranch Elementary School, Falcon Middle School, and Falcon High School. He has a grade point average of 4.2, ranking 10th in his class.
“Air Force ROTC has provided a great positive influence, by providing many opportunities that I would not have received if I wasn’t a part of the program. The most important part of how it impacted me positively it helped to develop my moral compass,” Weisler said.
He is still deciding between Colorado State University and the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs.
Weisler’s high school achievements include National Honor Society, Academic Honor Roll, United State Air Force Chief of Staff Private Pilot Scholarship, Daedalians Award (JROTC), Tuskegee Airmen Ribbon Award (JROTC), Computer Application Award of Excellence, American Legion Boys State nominee and Color Guard.