On March 27, the Robson Ranch Radio Control (RC) Club held its Winter Racing Season Awards Banquet at the Robson Ranch Grill. Following dinner, award certificates were presented to the top three finishers in each of the truck racing divisions from the 2022-23 racing season.
Additionally, an important part of the evening was the awarding of the club’s 2023 Wings & Wheels Scholarship in the amount of $1,000 to Isaac Rodriguez, Cadet Squadron Commander of the Eloy Civil Air Patrol of Eloy, Ariz. This is the highest rank a Cadet can achieve at the Eloy 131 Composite Squadron.
According to RC Club member Jane Minish, who oversees the Wings & Wheels program, “Isaac volunteers as the IT (internet technology) resource at the Eloy Chamber of Commerce, works on community fundraisers, the Farmers Market, and other community events.
“During his junior and senior years, Isaac left Santa Cruz Valley Union High School and had the discipline to move to online school in order to have a more flexible schedule for his priorities of the Civil Air Patrol (CAP), family, education, work life, and business. Isaac’s goal is to pursue aerospace and astronautical engineering, astrophysics, and cyber intelligence.
“Isaac has applied to attend the U.S. Space Force Summer Academy,” adds Minish, “which accepts only the top Cadets from the Civil Air Patrol throughout the country—at Patrick Air Force Base in Florida. This scholarship can have a significant positive effect on the future career of this young man and will help him with one of his goals to attend the Air Force Academy and then become a Second Lieutenant in the Air Force, and perhaps transition into the United States’ Space Force.
“Isaac has many more goals that he would like to achieve,” says Minish. “This is why we whole-heartedly decided that Isaac was deserving of the Robson Ranch’s Radio Control Club’s annual Wings & Wheels scholarship to continue his life journey.”