Spreading the love and fun of aeromodeling is vital to its survival. That is why the AMA would like to recognize Youth members who do just this. The Youth Leadership Award will be given to one Youth member each year who shares the joy of the hobby with his or her community through volunteering at club fly-ins, encouraging his or her peers to get involved in aeromodeling, or helping other club members improve their piloting skills.
Any Youth member can be nominated for this award. Nominations may be made by submitting an essay describing the nominee’s accomplishments in the aforementioned categories. A committee will vote on the nominees to select a winner who will then be notified. The person chosen for the Youth Leadership Award will receive a plaque and his or her name will be added to the perpetual plaque that will be on display in the National Model Aviation Museum in Muncie, Indiana.
Casey Buggeln, recipient of the 2017 Youth Leadership Award