DAYTON — Morgan Karr of Beavercreek received a $1,000 scholarship as the second place winner of the Air Force Heritage and History Writing Competition, sponsored by the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force.
This was the sixth year for the competition, which was open to public, private school or homeschool students between the ages of 13-18. The research questions for this year’s competition focused on the difference in media coverage of the Southeast Asia (Vietnam) War in the 1960s and Operation Desert Storm in the 1990s. Students were asked to explain how did media coverage impacted Air Force operations of these wars as well as the possible implications for media in future military operations.
Scholarship award money is provided through the generosity of the Air Force Museum Foundation, Inc. and Dayton Rotary Foundation. (No federal endorsement implied.) A $1,500 scholarship was awarded to the first place winner, $1,000 to the second place winner and $500 to the third place winner. Students from four states submitted research papers, and Erin Craig, an aerospace educator at the museum, worked with museum volunteers and educators, Alice and Paul Pleva to determine the finalists.
The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force, located at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton, Ohio, is the world’s largest military aviation museum. For more information, visit www.nationalmuseum.af.mil.