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Khameron Mitchem

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As October draws to a close, so does a month of mid-terms and homecomings. I hope all of our ThanksUSA Scholarship recipients fared well during this hectic month and are continuing to excel in their studies! This week’s featured scholar, Khameron Mitchem, received a $3000 The Boeing Company/ThanksUSA Scholarship to begin his studies of Aerospace Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology.
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From a very young age, Khameron was interested in discovering how items were assembled and figuring out how they worked. He began to focus on complicated puzzles and Lego models and eventually graduated to more advanced hobbies like model rockets. Khameron also has a keen interest in space.  He explains, “When I first learned about space in elementary school, it became my dream to one day go into space. It is a dream I still hope to achieve.”  The culmination of childhood dreams and a strong academic foundation led Khameron to study aerospace engineering…a field that may one day allow him to travel beyond our planet.

Khameron’s long-term goals are to pursue a Master’s in Aerospace Engineering and to obtain employment working with propulsion systems in the aerospace industry or a space program. “This is an exciting time of change within the space program with new missions being implemented and new equipment in the planning stages. I am energized at th prospect of being a part of that process,” says Khameron.  With such enthusiasm for his chosen field, I had to ask Khameron about his dream job. He responded, “My dream job would be an engineer on the Starship Enterprise. Since that’s not going to happen, I would love to work on the next generation space shuttle and new ways to get into space.”

Khameron  also wishes to remain active with Boy Scouts of America. Last year, Khameron earned the prestigious rank of Eagle Scout, a rare honor that only five percent of all Boy Scouts achieve nationwide. Khameron says,  “So much of who I am and what I have accomplished can be attributed to my years as a Boy Scout. I would like to continue volunteering my time to help younger Boy Scouts advance within the ranks.”

Admirable goals, Khameron. I hope that one day you will make it into space!

“I would like to thank everyone involved in making this scholarship available to students. It really does make a difference in our lives by helping us get the education necessary for our futures.” – Khameron Mitchem

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