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FCS Alumnus Fighter Pilot Addresses Chapel Service



FCS Alumnus Fighter Pilot Addresses Chapel Service

FCS students were blessed to have Captain James “Paco” Carraway, FCS Class of 2001, visit on January 12, 2017.  Paco is an “FCS lifer”, having attended FCS since kindergarten. He excelled as a kicker on the football team and as a leader on the soccer team. He was voted Mr. FCS and was also voted “Best Leadership” by his senior classmates. While in college, he was able to walk-on to FIU’s football team as a punter in the team’s inaugural season. After several years of working in technology and media production, Paco joined the U.S. Air Force as an officer in 2010. Currently, he has achieved the rank of Captain and is a pilot on an F-22 Raptor, one of the most elite aircrafts in the U.S. Air Force’s fleet. James married his wife Hannah in 2015, and he is currently stationed in Langley, Virginia.

Mr. Tito Hernandez, FCS Chaplain, conducted a chat session with Capt. Carraway during the Middle School and High School Chapel services. Capt. Carraway shared how FCS impacted his life during his many years here. He named several teachers and coaches who guided him spiritually and academically. One of the teachers who made an impact on James was Mr. Pete Kingman. As chapel service began, Mr. Kingman read a heartfelt letter he wrote as a recommendation for Paco as he was applying to the Air Force Officer Candidate Training Program, an intense 90-day program.

As he spoke to our students, Capt. Carraway gave glory to God for always being with him and even for closing doors to opportunities Paco thought he would like. He praised His Savior Jesus for being who He is and Paco clearly explained the role His Savior has in his life. FCS thanks Capt. James “Paco” Carraway for taking the time to visit FCS and to give students the opportunity to see what a life lived for Christ can be!