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Friday, July 15, 2022, 8:59 AM

Muskogee High School student Cadet An Nguyen graduated from the Air Force Junior ROTC Cyber Academy on July 15. Nyguen was selected for the scholarship in May. She is among eight students from Oklahoma to receive the scholarship.

The scholarship provides an incentive for AFJROTC cadets to become involved in computer science activities and classes to make them more competitive for college or technical career choices. The academy, which was held at Norwich University in Vermont, equipped cadets with skills in state-of-the-art computing and cybersecurity. Norwich University is the nation’s oldest private military college and the birthplace of Reserve Officers’ Training Corps.

“We are incredibly proud of Cadet Nyguen,” said William L. Triplett, Maj, USAF (Ret) Senior Aerospace Science Instructor at Muskogee High School. “She embodies what it means to be a part of our program. Her example is one to emulate.”

Nyguen stated that she was honored to be selected for the scholarship and is proud to represent Muskogee High School at the academy. She joined the MHS Air Force JROTC program in order to belong to something bigger than herself. She enjoys the exposure to college and career pathways along with the ability to travel and gain new experiences, she said.