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National Flight Academy offers free camp for 40 students in Escambia County

ESCAMBIA COUNTY   --  The National Flight Academy will give 40 Escambia County students the chance to attend a camp for free.

The Flight Academy will accept the top applicants for its "Experimental Pilot" program, July 28 through August 2nd.
  
The program is open to students in 7th to 9th grade.
They have to write an essay about their interest in science and technology and meet other criteria.
  
The deadline to apply is May 31st.
You can find all the details and a link to the application at weartv.com



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Escambia County School District partnering with National Flight Academy

The School District of Escambia County is partnering with the National Flight Academy (NFA) to offer the opportunity for forty Escambia County students who are currently enrolled in seventh through ninth grades to attend the Ambition Experimental Pilot Program (AXP) at the NFA. The program will take place aboard the USS Ambition at the NFA from July 28-August 2, 2013.

The program will be offered to the top forty student applicants, according to identified criteria, as determined by a committee of district administrators. Applicants must currently be enrolled in the seventh, eighth, or ninth grades. Applicants must have no more than five unexcited absences this year, no serious discipline infractions, and a grade average of at least a "C."  The student applicant must submit an official application containing a short essay telling his/her interest in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) education and why attending the NFA AIR program will help him/her in STEM pursuits.

The deadline to apply is May 31, 2013.  The selectees will be notified by mail on June 14th.  If your child is selected, you will be required to complete an online registration form with the National Flight Academy.  Additionally, the National Flight Academy will require you to submit proof of insurance, immunization records, etc.

To learn more about the National Flight Academy's programs, please visit http://www.nationalflightacademy.com/about/air

You may apply online at:  https://surveymonkey.com/s/2013_Summer_Flight