Summers researched the profession and in one article read the line, "If you instinctively look up when you hear an airplane, you know you have the aerospace bug." Says Summers, who graduated from JDHS in 2008, "This line sparked my interest because it described me exactly."
Dale Bontrager, one of Summer's teachers at JDHS, wrote that she is "an adept manager of her time. She maintained a 3.6 GPA (taking primarily advanced classes) while participating in various time-consuming extracurricular activities such as volleyball, nationally competitive jump rope, and music (she is an accomplished flautist)."
The Alaska Air Carriers Association scholarship committee commended Summers for her demonstrated self-motivation, hard work, and willingness to tutor others.
The Forrest Jones Memorial Scholarship seeks to promote Alaska aviation. Jones made a significant contribution to aviation in Alaska during his forty years supporting aircraft. He was a dedicated aviation maintenance professional and role model who combined innovative thinking and a common-sense approach to everyday problems.