JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - A young man from Region 8 got accepted to the United States Air Force Academy.
Mickeal Quillman, III, celebrated with a going-away at Community Fellowship Church Saturday afternoon.
The 2014 Westside High School graduate received a scholarship valued at $415,000.
"I've been trying to get in since last June and I just found out in March that I had got in. So I hurried up and accepted it and it's a huge deal to me because it's such a prestigious school and it's so hard to get into and I actually did it," he said.
Mickeal leaves June 24 for Colorado Springs, Colorado.