| Samantha Nguyen |
Samantha Nguyen, Cadet Colonel Wing Commander for Mira Mesa High School Air Force JROTC, has been named the Air Force Association California Cadet of the Year.
She was chosen for this prestigious award based on her high academic achievements, leadership excellence, extensive community service, and brilliance in all aspects of citizenship.
Scott Giusti, Mira Mesa High principal, recognized Nguyen for her persistent efforts and dedication to the school and her community.
The Association recognizes excellence in the education and aerospace fields through national awards programs. She'll officially receive the honor next month at the Association's California convention in Palm Springs.