Air Force conquers Midland

       About 20 Air Force Academy cadets helped out with Midland Elementary’s winter carnival for the second year in a row Feb. 4. Left: Senior Jon Paek face-paints a student while D’mitri Gates looks on. Right: Freshman Matt Kennedy helps out Nancy Thomson and her daughter, Claire, in one of the games. According to Paek, the Academy has a volunteering competition, and cadets gain points by helping out at civic events. “It’s a good opportunity for us to get out and do community service,” he said.

Westside Pioneer photo