Heritage Gateways

Official Sesquicentennial K-12 Education Project
sponsored by the Utah State Board of Education, the BYU-Public School Partnership and the Utah Education Network

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Pioneer: Amelia Earhart (Diana - 4th Grade)

I chose Amelia Earhart as an adventurous and persevering person. She did a lot of nonstop flying. She prepared for her flights be practicing. Amelia was born in Atchison, Kansas and educated at Columbia University and Harvard Summer School. In 1928 she accepted the invitation of the American pilots Wilmer Stultz and Louis Gordon to join them as a passenger on a transatlantic flight. By doing this she became the first woman to make the crossing by air. She described the flight in the book "20 Hours 20 Min." In 1932 she became the first woman to fly across the Atlantic Ocean alone. I want to be like her because she showed great courage.