The Student Leadership Academy charter middle school
received Civil Air Patrol’s 2016 Frank G. Brewer Memorial Aerospace (Category
III-Organization) Award. The award was presented in April at the annual Civil
Air Patrol Florida Wing Conference held in Orlando, Fl.
“The Student Leadership Academy school was nominated for the
Frank G Brewer Award for the unwavering, long-time support of their students’
interest in Aerospace Education,” said Capt. Madeline Kirsten-Bouchane, commander
of the Academy’s school squadron.
Capt. Bouchane explain that the Civil Air Patrol school
squadron at Student Leadership Academy is one of only two school squadrons in
Southwest Florida. The benefit of being
part of a school squadron is that “it allows the cadets to meet every day”. During Civil Air Patrol class, cadets study
the science of flight, military history, leadership and participate in several
community events. She explained the
cadet’s aerospace education includes orientation flights that allow cadets the
opportunity to gain first-hand experience about being a pilot with “cadets as
young as 11-years-old, learning to fly!”
“Civil Air Patrol has
found a lasting relationship with The Student Leadership Academy,” said
According to the website,the Brewer award was established in 1959 to serve as a memorial to Mr. Frank G.
Brewer, Sr. and his lifelong interest in aviation, youth, and education. Recognition is given to individuals and
organizations that have made outstanding contributions, out of selfless
devotion, to the advancement of youth in aerospace activities. Nominees are
evaluated on Civil Air Patrol program support, significance of accomplishment,
community involvement, and support of all facets of the aerospace education
The Student Leadership Academy in Venice is an A-rated,
(free-public) charter middle school, serving Venice, North Port, Englewood and
South Sarasota communities for over 10 years.