Air Force Academy appointment for Duvall's Nichole Carlson

Nichole Carlson - Courtesy photo
Nichole Carlson
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Valley student Nichole Carlson will attend the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs next fall.

Carlson lives in Duvall with her parents, Calvin and Robin Carlson, and her younger sister Ashley Carlson. She was interviewed by U.S. Representative Dave Reichert‘s panel of the 8th Congressional District and given a nomination to the Air Force Academy. Carlson was offered an appointment in January and accepted the appointment.

Carlson is is a cabinet member of Honor Society, Captain of the swim team, a Cadet Captain in Civil Air Patrol, and Cadet Commander of Northshore Composite Squadron in Bothell, and was president of her local 4H club.

Carlson had many choices to make, but the Air Force Academy was a dream comes true.

She also received a four year Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps scholarship to the University of Rochester, and a four-year Air Force ROTC scholarship to Rochester Institute of Technology, and accepted into the women’s Engineering Dept.    The Air Force requires the applicant to excel in academics, athletics and leadership.  The application requires letters of recommendation from teachers, counselors and local leaders. The scholarship is valued at $414,000.


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