Four Liberty Union High School District Students earned a highly competitive 4-year Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) Scholarships. Congratulations are in order for seniors, Matthew Kopiko (Heritage HS), Ethan Lee (Heritage HS), Laersunder Phoummathep (Liberty HS) and Katherine Reid (Heritage HS). These students were evaluated on their academic records, physical fitness, character and leadership ability. All four winners are a part of the Heritage High School Junior ROTC program (JROTC)
The Air Force will pay each student’s tuition and fees while providing a book stipend and monthly living expenses for a four year university degree. Students will have the opportunity to commission as officers in the US Air or Space Force upon graduation of college.
Matthew will be majoring in Mathematics and minoring in Political Science at Purdue University. After college, he would like to serve as an Air Force officer in the intelligence, diplomatic, and/or aviation fields.
Ethan will attend the University of Alabama, majoring in Mechanical Engineering. After graduating, he plans to become a pilot in the Air Force.
Laersunder will attend Brown University in hopes of becoming an Air Force intelligence officer. His major will be in applied mathematics with a double major if International Relations.
Katie will attend University of California San Diego and major in biochemistry and will enter the Air Force medical field upon graduation.