Still a couple of years away from college, Preston has been busy logging flight hours with the goal of obtaining a private pilot’s license as soon as he turns 17 this September. He has about 36 hours logged of the 60 he needs to meet the requirements for a license.
“I’ve loved aviation my entire life and getting a pilot’s license is a goal that I’ve had for as long as I can remember,” Garibay said. “I’m thankful and excited about the scholarships which will help me out a great deal with the costs associated with flying.”
After high school, he hopes to attend the Air Force Academy and then fly for the Air Force.