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Griffin JROTC Cadet Elyce Wages Receives Air Force Academy Appointment

Cadet Elyce Wages

Cadet Elyce Wages
Photo Credit: LTC(R) Nathaniel Flegler Jr

  • Posted on April 15th, 2021
  • Story by: LTC(R) Nathaniel Flegler Jr
  • 6th Brigade
    Academic Excellence

GRIFFIN, GA -– One of our senior cadets could possibly begin her post-secondary education journey this fall courtesy of the United States Air Force Academy. Cadet Elyce Wages has received an appointment to attend the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado. “I am very proud of Elyce. Her selection to attend one of our nation’s service academies is a very high honor. Cadet Wages exemplify the best attributes of character, scholarship, physical aptitude, leadership, and motivation,” said Lieutenant Colonel (Retired) Nathaniel Flegler Jr., the Senior Army Instructor in charge of the JROTC program at Griffin High School.

Elyce Wages, is the Cadet Battalion Commander of the JROTC program at Griffin High School. Despite the challenges her battalion have faced due to the COVID-19 pandemic this school year, Cadet Wages has led the cadet corps that consist of 323 cadets in an outstanding manner. “It is such an honor to receive an appointment to the United States Air Force Academy. My selection has added tremendously to my confidence,” Wages said.”

The scholarship to the United States Air Force Academy is a fully-funded scholarship that includes all tuition, room and board, books, uniforms, medical and dental care, training costs and pay. It is valued at over $416,000. The United States Air Force Academy admission is open to all young men and women, and is extremely competitive. Candidates must receive a nomination from a member of Congress or from the Department of the Air Force. They are then evaluated on their academic, physical and leadership potential. Those candidates who are fully qualified receive appointments to the Academy.

The Army Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) is a program offered to high schools that teaches students character education, student achievement, wellness, leadership, and diversity. For further information, contact Lieutenant Colonel (Retired) Nathaniel Flegler Jr. at 770-229-3752 ext. 27150 or email nathaniel.flegler@gscs.org.


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