EC Oaks student earns national honor


Tabetha Morgan awarded Women in Aviation scholarship

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Tabetha Morgan (left) with Danielle Storie of Women in Aviation.

Tabetha Morgan (left) with Danielle Storie of Women in Aviation.


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Laurel Oaks Aviation Maintenance student Tabetha Morgan’s high-flying dreams just came closer to reality. The senior from East Clinton was awarded a $5,000 scholarship from Women in Aviation — the only high school student in the country to receive a Women in Aviation scholarship.

It was a long trip — literally.

Tabetha was sent to Dallas to be interviewed by two women from American Airlines and three from the Women in Aviation organization. A few weeks later she got the call to fly to Orlando for the Women in Education national conference.

“It’s a great relief to receive the scholarship and help cover nearly half my college tuition,” she said. “I could not be more thankful for the opportunities I was given.”

She is currently finishing her high school requirements and will earn her FAA Aviation Maintenance Technician (AMT) General/Airframe License.

From there, she’ll enroll at Southern State Community College to become an FAA-licensed Powerplant Technician. After working as an AMT, says Tabetha, she will continue with business management and aeronautic engineering courses.

Because the organization Women in Aviation serves those in a traditionally male-dominated career field, it’s only natural that the scholarship interviewers would ask Tabetha about being a leader and a role model.

“Last year I proved I could handle myself, and the guys have been very respectful,” said Tabetha about her classmates. “Now I’m crew chief; they don’t really have a choice. We are a ‘hangar family.’ It’s a great work environment.”

Tabetha Morgan was honored before 4,500 aviation professionals at the International Women in Aviation Conference in Orlando in March.

Tabetha Morgan (left) with Danielle Storie of Women in Aviation.
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Tabetha Morgan awarded Women in Aviation scholarship

News Journal