Nicole Garrett, a 2010 graduate of Mount Si High School, was recently named one of Aviation Week’s four Tomorrow’s Leaders Award recipients.
These awards, presented at Aviation Week’s 57th annual Laureate Awards ceremony, recognize one academy cadet from each military branch, who has demonstrated a strong interest in pursuing a career in aerospace. Honorees must rank in the top 5 percent of their classes.
Garrett, the daughter of Debbie Nicholas of Fall City and Mark Garrett of Black Diamond, is studying mechanical engineering in the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, Conn. She holds officer positions in the school’s aviation club, a Native American diversity club and ASME, and is part of the Combat Arms Shooting Sports team. Scheduled to graduate in 2015, she hopes to next attend helicopter flight school, and ultimately to be assigned to duty as a rescue operations pilot.