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Amelia Earhart
By: Brian G.
Indiana, Grade 3

“Preparation I have often said is rightly two-thirds of any venture.”

Can you believe a woman flew over the Atlantic Ocean in 1932? This woman is Amelia Earhart. She set a lot of world records; one was fly 14,000 feet high. She flew all alone. Now imagine flying over oceans in a jet plane, Well Amelia Earhart flew in a tiny prop plane.
Amelia Mary Earhart was born in Atchison, Kansas on July 24, 1897. Amelia spent most of her childhood with her grandparents, Amelia and Alfred Otis, because her parents Amy and Edwin Earhart were always on trips for work. Amelia was a tomboy. She married George Putnum on February 7 1931. She was 33 when she married George Putnum. Amelia graduated from Hyde Park High School in 1915 when she was 18. She was a nurse’s aid when she was in college in Canada during World War 1. Then she became a social worker in Boston, Massachusetts. Then she taught at Purdue University in Indiana. Amelia lived all over the country.
What motivated Amelia when she was a kid was that she did everything a boy would do. She was adventurous. Also when she was a kid she built a roller coaster. She was the test pilot. She said, “It was just like flying.” When Amelia went to an air show in Iowa she was not impressed. She thought she could build something better than the airplane. But when she went to an air show in Canada during World War 1, she became very interested in aviation and she got her flying license. She contributed a lot of things. She thought that not only men could only fly but that women could fly too. She got women interested in aviation. She formed a group called Ninety Nines. When she taught at Purdue she got the female students interested in flying. Those are her motivations and contributions.
Amelia Mary Earhart died in 1937 during the flight around the world in the airplane called the Flying Laboratory. Amelia was a great woman. Now do you believe me when I said Amelia flew over the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans?

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