Meet Jude

Future Fighter Pilot

Jude is a homeschooled second grader in Monongalia County who is aiming high for his career path. Jude wants to be a fighter pilot. His winning essay in the SMART529 When I Grow Up essay contest earned him a $500 prize to go toward his college education.

“I like flying things,” he said. “I have two or three drones, and I race them and make them do flips. I just like to fly things.”

Jude says he would like to join the United States Air Force and help protect his friends and family. He believes he will need to study a lot of math and science in school. Science is currently his favorite subject because he likes to do experiments.

When he’s not doing school work, Jude likes to ride bikes, play piano and basketball.

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