Heather Wright, a 12th grade student at Pioneer High School, earned her rank as the cadet commander and Senior Master Sargent in the Civil Air Patrol, Nevada Wing.
CAP is an arm of the US Air Force, similar to JROTC, but it is not affiliated with high schools. Wright was invited to highlight her volunteer work at a student luncheon where other PHS students in the CHS Naval JROTC participated.
After graduation this year at PHS, Wright plans on working as a combat medic in the US Army. She has been able to fly and copilot several types of aircraft including an F-16 as a three year member in the Civil Air Patrol.
Another standout PHS student, Shayne Jeremiah Beauford, 10th grade, was elected by staff to represent PHS at School Board meetings. He recently earned his Life rank in the Boy Scouts of America. He plans to earn his Eagle rank and is working on a service project in cooperation with PHS. Beauford also was featured in a Boys’ Life article in July titled “A True Story of Scouts in Action.” The article described a heroic act where he saved his younger brother’s life in a dangerous water rescue.