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First Female Pilot: M.I.A
By: Christen+Stephanie M.
New Jersey, Age 15


7/27/1937

Yesterday, July 26, 1937 the first woman to ever take flight disappeared unexpectedly. Her and her partner, Fred Noonan were on their way around the world, where they were expected to land in Papua, New Guinea. She hasn't been heard from since yesterday afternoon. We have sent a search party out to look for her, but hopes are low. Could we have heard the last of Amelia Earhart?
Amelia Earhart was born July 24,1897 in Atchinson, Kansas. She loved her mom greatly, in fact, her mom was her greatest inspiration. On the other hand, her dad was an alcoholic, so she lived with her grandparents to stay away from the violence. When she was just 11 years old, she traveled to Des Moines, Iowa where she saw her first ariplane, but at first, she was not impressed. After the trip, she went to live with her parents, and although she was happy living with them, she missed her grandparents a lot. She had a love for literature and was a very intelligent student. However, Amelia chose not to get her diploma and graduate. Amelia attended Ognotz University where she was popular. After Ognotz, she went to war and because a nurse at a hospital. There, it sparked her passion for wanting to help people and treat them, so she went to Columbia University to study to become a doctor. Her best subjects there were chemistry and biology. Amelia left at the end of her first year at Columbia U. and goes back to her family who is reunited again after a divorce. Amelia discovers her passion for flying and takes off for the first at Rogers field in Las Angeles, California. She started off 1000 feet above L.A. and across Santa Monica. Shortly after in 1921, she bought her first plane, Kinner Airster, in which she used to break the female flying record in 1922 at 1400 altitude. This gave her the respect that she deserved. Three years ago, she was announced at the first woman to be licensed by the National Aeronautic Association. A month later, she was also admitted into the Aeronautic Hall of Fame. Unfortunately, her parents went through another tough divorce which forced her to sell the Kinner Airster, her prized possession. After this heartbreak, she traveled to Boston to study engineer and teach english. When she got a call from Captain H.H Railey, she became known as the first woman to fly across the atlantic. Tradgically, she crashed, but it wasn't long before she was making her way around the world.
Amelia Earhart and her crew, which included Fred Noonan, were about the land in Papua, New Guinea after their flight around the world. When they did not arrive, We send search parties out to get her. Hopes are high for Amelia, and everyone is praying for her return. The only thing we can say for sure is that she will never be forgotten .



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