Abbey Duncan, a 2017 graduate of Wesley Chapel High, graduated from the Air Force Academy on May 25.
She was nominated and recommended to the academy by U.S. Rep. Gus Bilirakis. Nominees to the academy undergo rigorous medical and physical testing, have their academic credentials reviewed and have to score a minimum of 26 on the ACT, as well as go through a series of interviews.
Athletics, extracurricular activities and community service also are considered. Abbey’s favorite training at the academy was jump school, of which she did all her jumps solo and earned her jump wings.
Abbey is the daughter of Denise Duncan, retired Shriners Hospital nurse, and Ken Duncan, retired teacher and coach.
Published on June 8, 2022.