Skyler Riggle - Gordon Cooper Technology Center
Small town graduate has big plans for his future.
THEN: He came from a long line of veterans and dreamed of attending the U.S. Naval Academy. Asher High School sophomore Skyler Riggle enrolled in Gordon Cooper Technology Center’s pre-engineering academy, where he had the opportunity to explore and investigate engineering careers. As well as tackling hands-on college prep activities in mathematics and science, Skyler also
- Competed with the school’s robotics team.
- Was chosen as one of only 300 students in the country to receive the prestigious Gates Scholarship.
- Received a conditional offer to the U.S. Naval Academy Preparatory School.
- Received the valedictorian scholarship from the University of Oklahoma.
NOW: Once he’s been officially accepted to the USNA, Skyler will have to choose between OU and USNA Preparatory School, where he would complete a 10-month course to prepare for the Naval Academy.
Skyler’s principal and counselor Shawna Magby said Skyler was not your typical high school student.
“He’s very diligent, responsible and self-motivated,” she said.