$110,000 in scholarships awarded

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LAKELAND, Florida – The Aerospace Center for Excellence (ACE), home of the annual SUN ‘n FUN Aerospace Expo, awarded $110,000 in college scholarships to eight Central Florida Aerospace Academy (CFAA) graduates from the Class of 2020 at a ceremony June 11 at the Florida Air Museum.

CFAA is on the SUN ‘n FUN Expo Campus and has a partnership with the Aerospace Center for Excellence through the Central Florida Aerospace Academy Foundation. Donors such as the James C. Ray Foundation, and the events held throughout the year on the SUN ‘n FUN Expo Campus, including the annual SUN ‘n FUN Aerospace Expo, fund ACE’s youth programs and scholarships.

The Top Gun Citation of Merit is presented to the graduating senior who consistently demonstrated outstanding scholastic accomplishment, exemplary character, and motivating leadership during their tenure at CFAA. The Top Gun honoree is one who has been an example to others in service to their community and work ethic defining them as an influential moving force in the future of the aerospace industry by supporting the Aerospace Center for Excellence’s mission of “Engage, Educate and Accelerate the next generation of aerospace professionals.”

Sean Stolz unveils his name on the F-14 Tomcat recognizing him as this year’s Top Gun Citation of Merit award winner.

This year’s recipient, Sean Stolz, had all the check marks for this recognition. A James C. Ray Scholarship flight training recipient, Sean earned his single and multi-engine certificates, is the vice president of the Lakeland Aero Club, ambassador for CFAA, and graduated in the top 5% of his class.

In addition to earning the Top Gun award, Sean was also the recipient of the “Catshot Award” referring to the catapult on an aircraft carrier that launches an F-16 off an aircraft carrier. The CFAA Foundation thanks the generous donations of Bill and Judy Young for the $5,000 Top Gun Citation of Merit Scholarship and an anonymous donor for the $5,000 Catshot Award.

As this year’s Top Gun recipient, Sean had the honor of unveiling his name on the F-14 Tomcat fighter jet outside of the Florida Air Museum on the SUN ‘n FUN Expo Campus for the next year.

The ceremony also awarded James C. Ray Continuing Education Scholarships to

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