Cenita C. Heywood, who is the daughter of Tuskegee Airman Herbert Hosea Heywood, believes students living in REAL ESTATE ST CROIX on St. Croix who want to be pilots or aviation technicians, need the chance to get some training before going off to college.
Just over a year ago Herbert Heywood, an Air Force veteran and charter member of the V.I. Chapter of the Tuskegee Airmen Inc., organized the Youth Aviation Club, where students can get a feel for flying and careers in aviation.
Trevor Valery, a senior at St. Croix Educational Complex and vice president of the club, said he has benefited from membership in more ways than one.
He was recently awarded a $1,000 scholarship from the V.I. Chapter of the Tuskegee Airmen, to spend how he sees fit for his studies at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Florida. He has decided to spend the money on a new laptop computer. Heywood said the students are encouraged to join the Kite Club or Model Aircraft Club at CTEC. The club has around 20 members and meets every other Friday in the CTEC media library. Heywood is holding a mandatory parent meeting and new member registration March 30th.