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National Flight Academy Scholarship Winner Announced!

The Aviation Museum of NH announces that Matthew Hennig of Newport, NH has been selected as the recipient of a full scholarship sponsored by the Aviation Museum of NH to the National Flight Academy, Pensacola, Florida. Congratulations to Matthew! 

matthewhennig3The Aviation Museum of NH announces that Matthew Hennig of Newport, NH has been selected as the recipient of a full scholarship to the National Flight Academy, Pensacola, Florida. Its week-long course inspires, engages and educates by delivering uniquely innovative, fully immersive, aviation inspired Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) learning experiences, and 21st Century Learning Skills. The academy's programs are open to youth ages 11 to 17.

Matthew Hennig, age 17, is a high school junior.  He has been in love with aviation since the age of five. His enthusiasm for flying has him working onobtaining his private pilot's license, but it also manifests itself in the volunteer work he doesat thelocal airport.

Matthew will be volunteering at the Aviation Career Education (ACE) program at Parlin Field Airport in Newport, NH.  "I hope to assist young aviation enthusiasts ... by sharing with them my experiences so far on my path to a career in aviation," said Matthew in his scholarship application. "It is my hope that through this scholarship, I may be closer to achieving my lifelong goal and passion of pursuing a career in aviation."

Jessica Pappathan, Executive Director of the Aviation Museum of NH, said, "The museum is delighted to be able to offer this scholarship for the National Flight Academy. Among the museum's top priorities is education. We are so pleased to have such a worthy recipient for this scholarship. Matthew's enthusiasm for aviation is outstanding. However, in addition, he stands head-and-shoulders above the crowd because of his robust volunteer spirit, his willingness to give back, and his list of many achievements that will help inspire other young people to pursue careers in this important field."



The mission of the Aviation Museum of NH is to preserve New Hampshire aviation history through dynamic and hands-on exhibits and programs. The museum engages the public through learning opportunities in aviation science and technology. The museum offers a unique cultural experience, that inspires aviation enthusiasm in people of all ages.

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