2022 Against the Odds Winner


Sara Nogarotto earned her Associate in Arts degree from NWFSC in one year time. In 2019, Sara had to leave her home, family, and friends in Italy to follow her father, who was stationed at Eglin AFB.  Sara overcame a language barrier and Covid restrictions to accomplish her educational goals. She studied hard during the summer to gather credits, and she earned credits through AP classes and CLEP exams. During the evening, after school, gym and homework, Sara attended the ground school at Eglin, and the weekends had flight lessons in addition to earning her private pilot’s license and a black belt in Taekwondo.

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