A Covington Catholic sophomore was invited last month to speak to the members of the Cincinnati Post of the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME), who nominated and sponsored him to attend the 2014 SAME Engineering & Construction Camp on the campus of The United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Logan Franxman was one of ninety-six students from across the country who was selected to attend the week-long camp in June. He explained that he and his team were presented with numerous build and design challenges and learned to plan, build, design, and work as a team to accomplish each task. Those tasks included constructing a concrete beam for maximum strength, designing a sprinkler system, and constructing a shed from basic plans.
Instructors included Air Force engineers, and U.S. Air Force Academy Cadets who shared their experiences about daily life at the Academy.
Logan is currently a Cadet Tech Sergeant and Executive Officer in Civil Air Patrol 73rd Composite Squadron of Campbell County. Upon completion of the SAME camp, he attended Hawk Mountain Ranger School, a nine-day search and rescue survival school in Pennsylvania, where he completed the Medic/First Responder course and received his First Responder certification. He had previously attended Hawk Mountain in 2013, where he received Ranger 2nd Wilderness Class and Ground Team certification. This past summer he also received Advanced First Aid certification from the National Emergency Services Academy (NESA) at Camp Atterbury, Indiana. He has participated in the Kentucky Basic Encampment through Civil Air Patrol and has participated in numerous search and rescue exercises.
Logan is a member of the Covington Catholic Robotics Club, BUG Club, Environmental Club, Spanish Club, Corps of Cadets, National English Honor Society and received a Regional Silver Award in the 2013-14 Scholastic Writing Competition. He is a member of the Covington Catholic Cross Country and Track teams, played for the freshman football team and fences for the Northern Kentucky Fencing Academy. He has volunteered the past two summers at St. Elizabeth Healthcare in Emergency Services. Logan attended grade school at St. Pius X in Edgewood, where he competed and won multiple awards for science fair projects at the local, diocesan, regional, state, and national levels.
Logan is the son of Andrew and Jill Franxman of Crestview Hills.
From Covington Catholic High School