Daniel graduated from SCCS in 2011. He then attended the United States Merchant Marine Academy and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering and Coastguard License.
“When I graduated from SCCS in 2011, I knew I wanted to be a pilot,” shared Daniel. Daniel was nominated and selected for a full-ride scholarship to attend the US Merchant Marine Academy.
“I have had so many opportunities to travel around the world, as part of the engineering program and training I received” said Daniel. While on the USMMA campus in New York, Daniel served as the worship leader for the Christian Club and at church on Sundays. In December 2016, Daniel received a letter from the Department of the Navy congratulating him on being selected as a Student Aviator and Officer. He began his pilot’s training in Pensicola Florida in August, 2017 after graduating from the USMMA with an Engineering Degree and Coastguard license. Daniel has completed the ground school portion of the flight training and has received his student private pilots's licence. He will move to Corpus Christi, Texas in March, 2018 to complete Primary Flight Training and be assigned to the aircraft that he will be trained to fly.
“I appreciate the education I received at SCCS,” said Daniel. “From the teachers to the AP Classes offered, the friends made and the sports played, I could not have gotten a better foundation to step up to future endeavors. I was encouraged to stretch myself physically, spiritually and mentally. My relationships with the coaches and teachers continue to be a great encouragement to me.”
Daniel is currently a Student Naval Aviator, US Navy Ensign.