LSHS student receives appointment to the U.S. Air Force Academy

April 17, 2013 

Peyton Milligan, Lee’s Summit High School senior, has accepted an appointment to the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo.

The USAFA is among the most competitive and distinguished undergraduate universities in the country. They provide students a full four-year scholarship valued at $425,000 and a career as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Air Force upon graduation. Appointments are highly competitive with more than 1,200 qualified students applying this year. Milligan was one of 1,000 selected for the class of 2017.

Milligan is a three-year letterman in varsity football and also lettered in wrestling and baseball. He has maintained a 4.0 GPA and is a member of the National Honor Society and Missouri Boys State. Recent awards include all-state academic in football as well as all-conference honorable mention as a wide receiver for the Tigers’ football team. Milligan has been invited to join the Falcons football team following basic cadet training which starts June 27.

Milligan resides in Greenwood, Mo. with his parents, Rick and Carol Milligan; he has two siblings, Kyler and Erica. His grandparents are Bobby and Sarah Jones of Marshall, Mo. and Norma Milligan of Sumter, S.C.

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