ONE OF MANY ACCOMPLISHMENTS … On April 17, 2021, during the graduating Cadets ceremony at the Rocket Pavillion at U.T., Petty Officer 2nd Class Kian Moore was given a huge award. The VFW awarded him, in special recognition of outstanding achievement and exceptional leadership ability, the Navel Sea Cadet Corps Citation and Medal Award. The very next day, he was promoted to LPO and is now leader of the Second Squad of the Commodore Perry Cadets. (PHOTO PROVIDED)
By: Rebecca Miller
Most of us have or had big dreams for life when we were in High School, but some kids start working on them sooner than others. Kian Moore, of Delta, who now attends ANSAT High School in Toledo, is one of those students.
ANSAT stands for Aerospace Natural Science and Technology, and just reading the name of the school gives you some idea of where his interests lie.
His parents, Kelly and Mary Moore, could not be prouder of him if they tried, and who wouldn’t be? Kian sports a resume that looks like it belongs to a 40 year old, and when asked how he has been able to do all of those things and accomplish so much at only 16 years of age, he says, “Well, it took a lot of running around and driving a lot, but we find a way.”
Kian’s number one love in life, which began a few years ago when his family started attending Haven Heights Baptist Church in Wauseon, is Jesus. For his interview he wore a simple gray sweatshirt with neat lettering across the front that stated simply, Jesus Loves You.
“About a year ago, kids started asking me questions about why I don’t do some of the things they do,” Kian said in his interview. “I started explaining about what the Bible says about how you have to have a relationship with Christ to get to heaven.”
“Since I started talking about it…it really went deep for me. I study my Bible every night now and it’s fun.” He was baptized five months ago, and says he is big on telling everyone that Jesus loves them. “My friends from Delta play video games with me and we discuss scriptural stuff while we play,” he added.
Kian’s grandfather was in the Marine Corps and his father, Kelly, got him interested in the military at a very young age. He joined the Navy League Cadets at the University of Toledo campus when he was ten years old and is now a Sea Cadet.
He plans to enlist in the Navy, and will be able to go in as an E2 (Seaman Apprentice) because of all the years he has had with the Cadets. Normally people enlist as E1.
He plans to attend the Academy, either Coast Guard or Navel to become a pilot. Speaking of being a pilot, Kian is already on his way to that goal, as he is in training at The Toledo Airport as part of ANSAT, to get his pilot’s license.
He started that process last year as a freshman in high school. Most of the nineteen in his class who are getting their A and P (Airframe and Power Plant) training, in which they are all learning to work on aircraft, begin as Sophomores. Some of them choose to also become pilots and Kian is one of those.
Wrestling is seen by his parents as his second love. “It gives him drive,” his dad said. He began at the age of 5, in 2010, and is, in words, “super competitive.” He has gone to State competition three times and the Pre-Season Nationals, with his team from Delta High School.
Now he wrestles with Bowsher as that is one of the schools that ANSAT allows their students to attend, as the Toledo Public School district funds ANSAT. Kian shared that he was sad to leave Delta High School wrestling, but he loves ANSAT and as their rules say he can only wrestle with a Toledo School team, he has chosen Bowsher High School and is enjoying wrestling there as well.
His mentor in wrestling is “The Great Mojo”,who was an Olympic wrestler and who beat Leon Spinks in a Wrestling/Boxing Match. (He is in his 70’s now and his son, “Little Wojo” coaches with him.). Kian is proud to know them and honored to be mentored by “The Great Wojo.”
Officially, in the Sea Cadets, Kian is a United States Naval Sea Cadet with the Commodore Perry Division in Toledo, Ohio, as a Petty Officer. He is currently a 16 year old sophomore at ANSAT High School and earlier this month he was accepted into the University of Toledo where his classes will run tandem with his HS classes. He will graduate from ANSAT High School and with an Associates Degree from UT at the same time.
Another momentous occurrence in this young man’s life, shared by his proud father, is that recently, a “Kent State University Underclassman and Professor has brought Kian in on The University of Kent State and NASA Mission to Mars Drone project. Kian and his team “Drone Space” won a contest a few weeks back developing a public drone tracking App.
Kent State University took 5 other students as well putting the team together with Kent State and NASA. They will be working on Drone limitations, the issues drones will have in low gravity and logistics.
Kian has accepted and will be part of the Kent State team. He was told he may have to deliver a synopsis at Kent State University as well, and NASA most likely will be present.”
Kian says he loves the SpaceX program and NASA and is thinking about becoming an Astronaut in the future. He hopes to be one of the first people to help settle Mars and the drones he is helping to develop now, will be used to pick up food and supply it out to the Colonies, keeping them supplied.
His Drone Team has already developed an App to track drones. “It is a social media app in which you can interact with other drone owners and keep track of where they are. It also shows where the airspace is that is allowable so one doesn’t fly into no fly areas,” he explained.
He thoroughly enjoys watching SpaceX online when they are doing liftoffs and landings and said it was “totally sweet to see the first rocket ever that was able to land back on earth.”
Besides all this, Kian found time to join the 4-H group, Kountry Kids, out of Wauseon, a few years ago, so he can enter his New Zealand Market rabbit in the fair. He loves animals and he is inspired by how involved in the Community 4-H is, as he holds Community Involvement very high in his heart.
Other interests he holds are: rebuilding his 1970 Mustang with is dad as they both love vintage cars; building PT109 and other WWI and II airplanes and boats; participating in WWI reenactments since he was one year old; being a nose guard in Football; going on mission trips like the one he took to Kentucky in 2019; and being on Active Duty at the Toledo Coast Guard Base, or Station Toledo.
This article has barely scratched the surface of all that Kian has accomplished already and one would have to read his Resume which he wrote up at the request of the Kent State professor with whom he is now working on the Mars Drone, in order to see it all.
For those interested in more, we are including his wow factor resume, rather run together, but with all the pertinent info.
Kian Moore: Delta, Ohio 43515
Aerospace & Natural Science Academy of Toledo (ANSAT)
Mission Statement: I am Kian Moore. I am a Sophomore at ANSAT ( Aero Space Natural Science Academy of Toledo) STEM and participate in sports for Bowsher Highschool. I am passionate about the mechanical field of space and aviation and I am extremely interested in researching with the GAME Team. I strive to create and implement solutions for mechanical and aviation fields while inspiring others.
Aerospace Experience: Pensacola Naval Air station Introduction to Naval flight training; 152 Mr. Naves project; Drone Space App Development; Private Pilot’s License Training ANSAT; Obtaining 107 Drone Certification 50 lb.+; Wing design projects; Aerospace tool manufacturing currently constructing oil filter removal tool; Bowling Green State Rise project discussing flight characteristics and aerodynamics of aircraft and birds; Preparing for general aviation test
Leadership/Volunteer Experience: United States Naval Cadet Corps. (U.S.N.C.C) Active 2015-Present; United States Naval Sea Cadet Crop. Petty Officer 2nd-Class current; United States Naval Sea Cadet Crop. 3rd squad commander current; U.S.N.S.C.C. Seaman 1st Class 2019 (2 weeks aboard YP pride of Michigan); U.S.N.S.C.C. PADI Open Water Diver Certification 2019 (2 Weeks aboard YP Pride of Michigan); U.S.N.S.C.C. Flight training 2018 Naval Station Pensacola, FL; U.S.N.S.C.C. World War I History and Aviation 2018-200th Redhorse Squadron Port Clinton, OH; U.S.N.S.C.C. Marksmanship Expert 2018 -200th Redhorse Squadron Port Clinton, OH; U.S.N.S.C.C. Leadership training Michigan State University 2017; U.S.N.S.C.C. Basic Sailing Iowa 2017; U.S.N.S.C.C. Basic Training- Great Lakes Naval Station Training Center 2016; Soccer to the Kids volunteer (Bowsher Rebels Reach out) 2019; 4H Kountry Kids President 2018- current (Fulton Co. Ohio); U.S.N.S.C.C Active Duty Learning United States Coastguard Station Toledo, OH
Academics and Awards: Attending Aerospace Natural Science of Toledo STEM Academy 2019-current; University of Toledo student (enrolled) 2021; DoIT App Design Challenge Winner Team Drone Space 2021 ANSAT; National Honors Society 2021-2020-2019-2018-2017-2016 GPA 3.66; Class President-Sophomore year 2020-2021 ANSAT; Class President- Freshman year 2019-2020 ANSAT; Bowsher Blue Racers Wrestling Varsity Team Captain 2019-2020, 2020-2021 Class Letter; Bowsher Blue Racers Soccer Junior Varsity Team Captain 2019-2020 Class Letter; Bowsher Blue Racers Cross Country Varsity 2019-2020 Class Letter; Delta Panthers Wrestling Junior Varsity Wrestling 2017-2019 Class Letter 2017; Delta Panthers Football Team Captain 2017-19 Class Letter; Delta Panther Cross Country Junior Varsity 2017-2019 Class Letter 2017; Delta Panthers Junior Varsity Track 2017-2019 (Pole Vault, 100 ,300) Class Letter; National Honors Society 2020; National Junior Honors Society Jr. High Pike Delta York. 2016-17-18; City League Wrestling Champion 138 lb. Bowsher Blue Racers 2021Team Captain, 1st Team; City League Wrestling Champion 120 lb. Bowsher Rebels 2020 Team Captain; City League Soccer Championship Bowsher Blue Racers; City League Soccer Championship Bowsher Rebels; City League Cross Country State Champion 1st Team; NWOL Wrestling Leagues Wrestling Champion Delta Panthers 96Lb. 2018; OSHA State Wrestling Qualifier 2016-17-18-2021; OSHAA Wrestling State Placer 6th place Delta Panthers 2017; United States Naval Cadet Corp “Best Ship Mate” Station Great Lakes U.S.N Chicago IL 2017; United States Naval Cadet Corp “Honor Squad”; United States Naval Cadet Corp “ Best Ship Mate” Station Great Lakes U.S.N. Chicago IL 2014; U.S.N.C.C. Academic Achievement Award 2017-18-19-20-21; U.S.N.C.C. Community Service Ribbon 2018; Best Defenseman PDY Panthers Football 2018; Offensive “Monster” Tight end Award PDY Panthers Football 2017; Citizenship Award Fulton County PDY Words and Actions 2018; Outstanding Art Achievement Award 2017-18; 4-H White Ribbon 3rd Place Fulton County Fair Market Rabbit.; History Knowledge Award 2017 Pike Delta York; 4-H Community Leadership Award 2019
Summer occupations: Cousino’s Hardscape LLC. Stone Mason Apprentice; Light residential construction, -Decks, Drywall, Framing
Other Skills & Hobbies: Restoration of vintage cars current projects: 1970 mustang; Scuba diving /Wreck diving- Great Lakes, Caribbean, and Hawaii; Flight School private flying; Flying Drones; Personal Weightlifting /Wrestling training with Gregory Wojciechowski (The Great Wojo professional wrestling/Olympian.); Classic Car Restoration, engine and body work, current project 1970 mustang FACEBOOK page https://www.facebook.com/ClassicMustangCoupes/ ; Ultralight Aircraft Design Current project 50% Scale P38 Lighting FACEBOOK page https://www.facebook.com/P-38-Lightning-50-HomeBuilt-104307387931198; Building Models; Motocross; RC Cars; World War I Aviation Historical Re-enactment Dayton Airforce Museum (Dawn Patrol Rendezvous); Mission Trip Kentucky 2019 Haven Heights Baptist Church
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