By Scott Bolthouse
Hub Editor In Chief
Justin Tyler Busch — a 2014 honor graduate from Huron High School — was accepted into the United States Air Force Academy and will leave for basic training in June.
Busch started the process during his junior year in high school, and after graduating in 2014 he did not receive an initial appointment into the academy.
As it turns out, being accepted into the Air Force Academy isn’t as easy as one may think.
“There are 10 to 12,000 applicants every year and only 1,000 to 1,100 receive an appointment,” said Busch’s mom Yvonne Hasson.
Even though Busch wasn’t accepted in 2014, he persevered and began a career in the military by joining the 180th Fighter Wing of the Air National Guard out of Swanton, Ohio.
While stationed in Ohio, Busch graduated basic training with honors.
After reapplying during his stay in Swanton, Busch received the go-ahead.
Busch will be working on his Bachelor’s degree while at the academy — an education that is worth nearly $435,000 for the four year degree.
“Only the best of the best are admitted and Justin is one of them,” said Hasson.
Hasson and Busch’s dad, Rodney Busch, live in Huron Township and are extremely proud to know that their son will be representing Huron High School and the township in the United States Military.