On March 30, 2021, Dr. Michele Wise-Wright, Milton Pitts Crenchaw Aviation Training Academy (MPCATA) President and Board Chair, was joined by MPCATA Program & Special Events Coordinator Tami East for the $180,000 Scholarship Award Ceremony in honor of MPCATA Cadet Jorden Moody at Parkview Magnet High School.
Cadet Jorden Moody, a 2021 ROTC graduate, has been awarded the National Navy ROTC Scholarship to fund her 4-year college tuition at the historical Howard University in Washington, D.C. Jorden currently has a 4.1 GPA, a 27 ACT composite score, and serves as the Student Body Vice President, the Beta Club President, the Science Club Captain, the Co-Captain of the Varsity Volleyball team and is a member of the National Honors Society. Jorden is also an advocate for community service and will graduate with over 175 hours of community service with organizations such as the AR Food Bank, the Miracle League Baseball Team for the Disabled, and South City Church.
Jorden will continue a family legacy of military service. Her grandfather is a 26-year USMC Veteran, her Grandmother is a 14-year USN Veteran and her mother is a 14-year USA Veteran.
Mayor Frank Scott Jr. will conduct the scholarship award ceremony. Other dignitaries in attendance include:
Milton P. Crenchaw Aviation Training Academy (MPCATA) Board President and chair, Dr. Michele Wright, and Program & Special Events Coordinator, Tami East
US NAVY Diversity Director, Commander Jackson
Parkview JROTC Staff, Master Chief McFadden & Petty Officer Kenneth Rice
MPCATA has partnered with Stand and Serve to assist Arkansas high school seniors and MPCATA Cadets with the ROTC scholarship process.