FORT WORTH, TX -- Cadet Lieutenant Colonel (C/LTC) Jose Cruz was a junior at Diamond Hill-Jarvis high school when he applied for the Lockheed Martin internship. The internship opportunity appealed to C/LTC Cruz because his long-term goal is to earn his college degree in mechanical engineering from Texas Christian University (TCU). He became aware of the internship while participating in the Fort Worth ISD Gold Seal Program of Choice (Project Lead The Way – which is a four year program of engineering courses). He is the first Diamond Hill-Jarvis high school student to earn the internship position at Lockheed Martin. While doing the internship he is experiencing unique opportunities that are developing his hard/soft skills. C/LTC Cruz will attend TCU next year and he has earn over $88,000 in scholarship so far. He also plans to be in the TCU Army ROTC program to earn his commission in the U. S. Army Reserves. C/LTC Cruz’s influence has already been seen by inspiring a fellow Cadet (Cadet Major Manuel Luna) to apply for the Lockheed Martin internship for School Year 2021-2022. We learned this week that C/MAJ Luna earned the Lockheed Martin internship position for next year.