Edgewater, Md. - Broadneck High School junior Emmy Hoyt received The Amelia Earhart Award, earned by only 4.6 percent of Civil Air Patrol (CAP) cadets nationwide. With this award Cadet Hoyt is promoted to the rank of cadet captain.
completed the first 11 achievements of the cadet program, earning the Earhart
award. Cadets must successfully complete
comprehensive aerospace and leadership exams to qualify for the award. In addition,
cadets must complete staff duty reports, mentor other cadets in aerospace
training, pass a physical fitness exam, and lead moral leadership discussions.
The award is named in honor of pilot Amelia Earhart who lost her life while attempting to be the first woman to circumnavigate the globe.
Cadet Hoyt has been a member of the Civil Air Patrol (CAP) Annapolis Squadron since June 2011.
Patrol, the official auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force, is a nonprofit
organization with 61,000 members nationwide, operating a fleet of 550 aircraft.
CAP, in its Air Force auxiliary role, performs 90 percent of continental U.S.
inland search and rescue missions as tasked by the Air Force Rescue
Coordination Center and is credited by the AFRCC with saving an average of 80
lives annually. Its unpaid professionals also perform homeland security,
disaster relief and drug interdiction missions at the request of federal, state
and local agencies. The members play a leading role in aerospace education and
serve as mentors to more than 26,000 young people currently participating in
the CAP cadet programs. CAP received the World Peace Prize in 2011 and has been
performing missions for America for 72 years. CAP also participates in
Wreaths Across America, an initiative to remember, honor and teach about the
sacrifices of U.S. military veterans. Visit www.gocivilairpatrol.com or www.capvolunteernow.com for more information.
Nearly 1,700 CAP members serve in Maryland. Last year wing members flew 13 search and rescue missions. The wing was credited with five finds and one life saved. Maryland Wing flew 32 missions for the State of Maryland. Members flew 2,106 hours in all mission categories. Volunteers contributed services estimated at 4.6 million dollars. For more information contact the Maryland Wing at www.mdcap.org.
Annapolis Composite Squadron meets at Lee Airport every Tuesday evening. The cadet program is 6:30pm until 9 pm and the adult program is 7 pm until 8 pm. For more information visit www.capannapolis.org.
Photo by Sally Ludwig. Cadet Captain Emmy Hoyt pictured with Lieutenant Chris Pearson