Distinguished Alumni: LT B. Luke Scripture
During his senior year at Tippecanoe Valley High School, B. Luke Scripture was named to the 2003 academic All-State first team in football, received the faculty’s Golden “V” Award, and received a Congressional appointment to attend the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. After graduation from TVHS in 2004 he reported to Annapolis and became a Midshipman in the U.S. Navy. Four years later Luke earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Systems Engineering and received a commissioned as an Ensign in the Navy along with orders to report to Pensacola, Florida for Navy flight training. He completed Navy flight training (fixed-wing and helicopter) and earned his wings as a Naval Aviator in 2010. In 2011 Luke received orders to report to HSL-51, a forward-deployed helicopter squadron based in Atsugi, Japan. While there, he was promoted to Lieutenant and in 2013 was designated a Helicopter Aircraft Commander in the SH-60B Seahawk helicopter. During his time in Japan, he deployed numerous times aboard three different navy warships, conducting joint and international exercises, humanitarian assistance missions, and operations supporting national and allied interests throughout the southwest Pacific. After over three and a half years in Japan, LT Scripture was awarded the Navy Marine Corps Achievement Medal in 2015 and received orders to report to his current duty assignment as a Navy flight training instructor in Pensacola, Florida.
No matter where he is stationed, he is active in church worship music and youth groups. His nominator said, “Luke not only was active in his religion but he treated people with respect. Luke is very well-disciplined and worked hard in school to earn good grades.” He is very thankful for the opportunities he had to see many parts of the world and to serve our nation, but he says he is most thankful for his family. Luke and his high school sweetheart, Sarah, have been married for seven years and have two young sons, Bronson and James.