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story.lead_photo.caption MARK HUMPHREY ENTERPRISE-LEADER Javan Jowers, a 2018 Farmington graduate, celebrates an appointment to the United States Air Force Academy at Colorado Springs, Colorado from Congressman Steve Womack, of Rogers. Womack hosted a sendoff for military service academy appointees and their families Saturday at Springdale's Har-Ber High School cafeteria.

FARMINGTON -- Javan Jowers has left the Cardinal air defense, graduating from Farmington High School May 16 his next stop is the United States Air Force Academy at Colorado Springs, Colo.

According to Farmington coach Mike Adams, Jowers was the Cardinals' best cover guy which dictated a move from safety as a junior to cornerback for his senior season. Assuming primary responsibilities in coverage didn't diminish Jowers' willingness to track down the football.

He earned All-Conference honors as a senior making 71 total tackles, the majority on his own. Jowers had 54 solo tackles, 17 assisted tackles, and 2 interceptions which he returned for 29 yards.

After a fine senior season at cornerback, Jowers has made another team, this one comprised of birds of prey known as Falcons.

Speaking at Farmington High School's awards night May 7 at the Fine Arts Auditorium, Janice Scaggs, Service Academy Coordinator for Congressman Steve Womack; said, "Attending the United States Air Force Academy is just the beginning of opportunities that will be available once Javan graduates the Air Force Academy."

Scaggs noted the academy is unique and every individual's experience is different. Each appointee has a unique career path. The academy is a cost-free education that will earn Jowers a Bachelor of Science degree. The education received is equivalent to about $100,000 from a university.

On graduation Jowers will be comissioned as a second lieutenant into the United States Air Force where he will serve a minimum of five years.

Scaggs read a letter from Congressman Womack, who was unable to attend the awards assembly with the House of Representatives in session in Washington, D.C.

"Congratulations on receiving an appointment to the United States Air Force Academy. You have worked hard to get to this point and it is well deserved. Your achievements are impressive, and I am proud to know a young man with such remarkable leadership abilities, scholastic aptitude, and extra-curricular talents. You will be a tremendous addition to the Air Force Academy. I look forward to hearing about your future accomplishment as you build a foundation toward an exciting, challenging, and rewarding career as a military officer in the service of our nation."

Javan's father, Nathan Jowers, expressed thankfulness for Javan's opportunity, "Just being able to follow his dreams and knowing he has a heart to help people. He's also got a heart to possibly learn how to fly. Be in the piloting program, so whatever opportunities come his way I hope he can just take it, do his best with it, and then God will bless whatever he does."

Sports on 06/06/2018

Print Headline: Making The Team

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