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Napalm Explodes behind Cobra Attack Helicopter

Napalm explodes behind a Cobra Attack Helicopter hovering in front of thousands of spectators at an air and ground show at McEntire Army and Air National Guard Base in 2009. (Photo by WSM)

Maggie, Celebrate Freedom Foundation's Cobra Helicopter

Maggie flies over the tree tops and performs a flyover as thousands below cheer at 2012 Celebrate Freedom Festival in Finlay Park, Columbia, S.C. (Photo by WSM)

U.S. Army Demonstration Team Cobra Helicopter

A U.S. Army Demonstration Team Cobra Helicopter roars past thousands of spectators attending an air and ground show at McEntire Army and Air National Guard Base in 2009.  (Photo by WSM)

Black Hawk Helicopter Hovers

As thousands of spectators attending the 2009 Air and Ground Show at McEntire Army and Air National Guard Base, a Black Hawk Helicopter hovers as the pilot demonstrates the aircraft's maneuverability.  (Photo by WSM)

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Freedom High School Principal Praises CFF’s Project SOaR™ Visit

Morganton, N.C. (Apr. 11, 2013) — “Outstanding!” is how Mike Swan, principal of Freedom High School in Morganton, N.C., recently summed-up a Celebrate Freedom Foundation Project SOaR™ visit to his school on Apr. 11.

Approximately 450 high school and middle school students participated in the  CFF Project SOaR™ (School/Student Opportunities and Rewards) visit.  SOaR™, an academic outreach program, supports STEM courses — Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics — in middle and high schools and provides skills and competencies greatly needed in the global workplace.

“The CFF SOaR™ program was very informative and successful,” Swan said.  “Students were engaged, and they asked some very interesting questions concerning the purpose of the Celebrate Freedom Foundation.  They were truly interested in the helicopter display.”

He said CFF’s instructors (including pilots) did an outstanding job relating the helicopter display (AH-1 Cobra Attack Helicopter called Annie) to the importance of staying in school, taking challenging classes and seeking future career opportunities.

“What impressed me most about the recent visit,” Swan said, “was the experience and in-depth knowledge that the instructors had relating to science, technology, engineering and math.  It was exceptional.

“The Celebrate Freedom Foundation is a very professional organization that is dedicated to students’ success,” he added.  “I would highly recommend the SOaR™ program to all schools, because it helps relate students’ core courses to real world applications.  Students become more interested in science, math, technology and engineering, and they become more engaged in learning than they were in the past.”

Swan, who first learned about the Celebrate Freedom Foundation and Project SOaR™ from local Army recruiters, said he wants the CFF’s Project SOaR™ to visit Freedom High School again on Sept. 27 when the school hosts its first Military Appreciation Day Event. 


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