BEAVERCREEK — Beavercreek High School senior Caleb Boone will be starting his adulthood at the Air Force Academy. He is one of only 10 percent of young men and women applicants who have been accepted to serve.
Boone spent a day with Congressman Turner and then the Beavercreek City Council as they congratulated him on a job well done.
“It’s just a huge honor just to be able to put on the uniform,” Boone said today when meeting with Congressman Turner. “But, to go to the Air Force Academy is a dream come true.”
Boone follows his brother’s footsteps by joining in the same branch of military service. His proud mother stood close to his side.
Boone has prepared himself for future leadership and is ready for this challenge and dreams of being an officer with the USAFA. During his years at Beavercreek High School, he was a member of the football, track and wrestling teams and meanwhile able to participate in other organizations including community service programs. While being a leader among his classmates, he was able to maintain a GPA of 3.919.
“I would like to congratulate and commend Boone for his commitment and service to our country,” Beavercreek Mayor Bob Stone said. “We look forward to great things from you and your brother.”
In order to be chosen for the USAFA, a candidate must receive a recommendation from the President, Vice President or a member of Congress. They must also pass certain testing provided by the branch of military chosen and a physical fitness test.
With this acceptance, Boone will advance to the police academy where he will begin his life serving his country and earning leadership role that will shape his future.
Danielle Coots is a freelance writer for Greene County News.