Cherokee High School Principal Debbie Murdock has accomplished a lot in life! As a educator, she has poured her heart and passion into making a difference in the lives of students in Cherokee County. She added another accomplishment to her list – she was recognized as the Georgia Principal of the Year! She is the first principal in Cherokee County School District to receive this honor.
Part of her duties as principal of the year include taking part in the Wings Over North Georgia Air Show & BBQ Classic on Oct. 16 in advance of the air show in Rome, GA. Ms. Murdock won’t be participating as a random audience member or simply honored with a front row seat for the show. Instead, she will be a ride-along guest in an F-16 Fighting Falcon with the U.S. Air Force’s Thunderbirds.
Her gravity-defying flight will take place two days before the official start of the air show which is Oct. 18. Ms Murdock will be enjoying an experience that many of her students dream of. In fact, a scholarship program at Cherokee High School allows students – many members of the Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) – to earn their pilot’s license through passing a ground school course and applying for a scholarship to pursue a flying license.
Perhaps her mid-October flight will be proof that you can soar as high as your dreams and ambitions will take you! Find out more about the Wings Over North Georgia Air Show & BBQ at the air show website and Facebook page.