Award-Winning Symposium Reaches New Heights

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Nearly 100 women attended the third annual Women’s Aviation Career Symposium on Jan. 25 at the Capital Region International Airport. The symposium, hosted by Jackson National Life symposium showcased the many different career pathways and science-, technology- , engineering- and math-related fields that aviation offers and awarded $7,500 in scholarships for aviation education and honored the winner of the 2019 Michigan Aeronautics- Commission Award of Excellence.

Scholarship winners were Kendra Blackie, Karissa Fricke, Kayla Hoffman, Victoria Moore and Katherine Priddy. Blackie, Hoffman, Priddy and Moore are working toward commercial pilot ratings, while Fricke will use the money toward her airframe and powerplant maintenance certificates.

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