COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — A Colorado Springs high school student has been selected as the 2022 Military Child of the Year® for the Air Force.
16-year-old Anna is the daughter of Amy and Matthew Cummins. Amy is a registered nurse, and Lt. Col. Cummins is a flight commander assigned to the United States Air Force Academy’s seventieth Flying Coaching Squadron.
Anna started volunteering at 4 years outdated and has contributed over 260 hours in the previous yr to the American Crimson Cross, Children’s Hospital Colorado, and Angel Flight. From offering hands-on affected person care in a navy hospital to delivering essential medical provides to rural hospitals throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Anna discovered success in serving her neighborhood.
Based on Anna, her purpose to develop into a doctor assistant and be part of the Air Force stems from a lifetime of attending medical appointments together with her older sister, Maddy, who is eighteen and lives with Rett syndrome. Together with her sister requiring 24/7 care and being unable to stroll or communicate, Anna noticed how navy households address quite a few challenges whereas serving.
Anna makes use of her expertise with Maddy not solely to advocate for folks unable to talk for themselves, but in addition to assist friends who’ve siblings with particular wants. In center school, she based Particular Siblings, an Instagram-based help neighborhood for college students with siblings with important disabilities.
An aspiring pilot, Anna holds a management position in the Civil Air Patrol, and based the Aviation and Aerospace Membership at her school. She’s additionally a student council officer, serves as a Spanish tutor for the Nationwide Spanish Honor Society, and competes on her junior varsity tennis workforce. She enjoys studying and mountain climbing and has her eyes on the sky as she hopes to sometime climb Pikes Peak.