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Flying just a family tradition for scholarship winner

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"My granddad flew in World War II, and my uncle flew in Vietnam. My mom was a stewardess with Braniff Airlines, and my brother, Chris, is currently flying for the FBI," Sweeney said. "My family has always been my motivation.

"Sweeney, who comes from the Houston suburb of Katy, is joined at Tech by his twin brother, Kyle, who is also in the professional aviation program.

After he graduates next spring, Sweeney plans to continue the family tradition of flight and join a major airline.

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