GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOTV) The first graduating class of West Michigan Aviation Academy has had high expectations in the air and on the ground. Part of their requirement in school was to complete 100 hours of community service.
Founders Dick DeVos and Pat Cwayna believe community participation and volunteer opportunities are key components to a well-rounded education. Students have spent time volunteering at the Fifth Third River Bank Run and with local veterans. They’ve also worked hands-on at Air Zoo with engineers to restore the Wildcat fighter that was raised from Lake Michigan in 2012. These opportunities provided great chances for students to learn the importance of serving others and working together to benefit the community.
West Michigan Aviation Academy has demonstrated that the sky is the limit. Their students have enormous potential, thanks to an education system that’s exciting and engaging.