The AMC was pleased to present its inaugural Phoebe Omlie scholarship, an award named in honor of the first woman to hold a US aviation mechanic’s certificate.
Educational institution team competitors were encouraged to apply; a total of $6,000 in scholarships were awarded to the following students--
AMC scholarship committee chair Loretta Alkalay facilitated application review which resulted in the selection of recipients that "demonstrated a track record of accomplishments as aviation maintenance students, as evidenced by their academic transcripts, letters of recommendation and personal essays." Alkalay went on to say that "among the many talented applicants, the four award winners stood out as embodying the passion, diligence and drive that made Phoebe Omlie an aviation pioneer and role model for future generations of aviation mechanics."
The AMC will accept applications for the 2018 scholarship. Stay tuned for more information.
Scholarship winners Stephen Colton and Lynze Price accept awards from scholarship chair Loretta Alkalay and AMC president John Goglia.
AMC 2018 Registration Open
Team registration is open for the upcoming AMC, being held April 9-12, 2018 in Orlando. Space is limited, reserve your spot early to ensure availability.
The event handout distributed at the April 2017 AMC in Orlando incorrectly recognized the 2015 Bill O’Brien Award winner, instead of the immediate past-year winner. The AMC apologizes for the error and would like to take this opportunity to set the record straight. Congratulations to Alaska Airlines Team Seattle on your 2016 win, and for your continued support of the competition!
Council Revisits Scoring Policy
The AMC makes every effort to ensure the accuracy of all event scores, a process that becomes more complex and time-consuming as the competition continues to grow. While practicality limits the council's ability to reconsider final placements, or to provide the opportunity for competitor involvement in scoring decisions, the AMC will endeavor to make its decision-making fair and transparent.
To that end, the council has adopted the following policy for inclusion in the official event manual:
Upon the conclusion of the competition, all submitted scores are considered final. During the competition, requests by an event judge to alter a previously-submitted score will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Scores provided verbally by an event judge are not official until properly recorded.
The AMC welcomes and appreciates the feedback of our teams, judges and sponsors as we continuously improve our processes and procedures.
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