GRAND RAPIDS,Mich. — West Michigan Aviation Academy will be holding a fundraiser on Wednesday and it will feature Former President George W. Bush. President Bush will speak to a sold out crowd Wednesday at the second annual Leaders of Tomorrow Gala.
The Gala will take place on the grounds of the Gerald R. Ford International Airport.
The West Michigan Aviation Academy is a tuition-free public charter high school founded by Dick DeVos.
The school, situated on the grounds of Gerald R Ford International Airport, puts students right in the middle of their passion.
“We’re a high school first,” said DeVos. “We’re about academics and teaching and teaching kids to realize their full potential.”
The charter school attracts students from more than 20 school districts around West Michigan. It’s composed of about 78% male students, but DeVos said more female students are showing interest. Students wear uniforms and learn the importance of character and making good choices.