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Boyceville’s Noelle Wheeldon earns the Wright Brothers Award

EAU CLAIRE – Noelle Wheeldon has earned the Wright Brothers Award. Wheeldon is a resident of Boyceville, Wisconsin, and will be a Freshman at Boyceville High School this fall.

She is an active Boyceville Science Olympiad member and competes in many events.  She is also a member of the Boyceville Cross Country team.  She is a High Honor Roll student at the Boyceville School, and an active Altar Server at St. Joseph’s Church in Menomonie, Wisconsin.

The Wright Brothers Award is earned after completing Phase I, “The Learning Phase,” consist of the first three achievements of the cadet program. and accompanies promotion to the grade of Cadet Staff Sergeant.

Cadets must pass a comprehensive exam covering aerospace topics and leadership theory. In addition, they must complete staff duty reports, mentor other cadets in aerospace training, pass a physical fitness exam, and lead moral leadership discussions.

Curriculum. Cadets complete tasks in each program area to earn promotions and awards. A self-paced program, cadets must study, pass written tests, exercise regularly, and demonstrate their commitment to the Core Values.

C/SSgt Cadet N. Wheeldon is currently serving in the Eau Claire Composite Squadron, in Eau Claire, WI.

Civil Air Patrol, the official auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force, is a nonprofit organization with 57,000 members nationwide. CAP performs 90 percent of continental U.S. inland search and rescue missions as tasked by the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center and was credited by the AFRCC with saving 90 lives in fiscal year 2008. Its volunteers also perform homeland security, disaster relief and counterdrug missions at the request of federal, state and local agencies. The members play a leading role in aerospace education and serve as mentors to more than 22,000 young people currently participating in CAP cadet programs. CAP has been performing missions for America for 67 years. For more information, visit

There are approximately 1000 members of CAP in Wisconsin. For more information about CAP membership in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, contact Major Corey Miller, 715-590-2326.