Coventry High School senior Katelan Stinehour recently received a principal nomination to the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, CO, from Congressman Jim Langevin.
Stinehour, the daughter of Robert and Kimberly Stinehour of Coventry, hopes to follow in the footsteps of her older brother, Nathan, who also attends the Academy.
At Coventry High School, Stinehour is the unit vice commander for the Air Force JROTC, through which she was named to the Kitty Hawk Air Society, received the Military Order of the Purple Heart National Leadership Award and earned the American Legion Scholarship Medal. She has also done extensive community service, volunteering at a nursing home, soup kitchen, summer school and through her church and is also a member of the Interact Club, which focuses on community service.
A member of the outdoor and indoor track teams, Stinehour is also captain of the girls’ cross country team and was named All Division in that sport. In the classroom, Stinehour’s performance earned her entry into the National Honor Society and the World Language Honor Society for Spanish.