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Students learn math, science from Southwest pilot


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  • Michelle Reese/Higley Unified School District

Adopt A Pilot

Centennial Elementary 5th Grade students in Mrs. Terri Schilling’s Class and Ms. Vanessa Vierkoetter’s Class “took off” with the Southwest Airlines Adopt-A-Pilot program.

With the help from the classes’ pilot, Capt. Brock Booher, students learned about math, geography and science tied with real-life scenarios and discussions about future career opportunities.

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Centennial students Riley Turner, Julian Cardenas and Kyle Mundy visit with Southwest Airlines Capt. Brock Booher. The students’ class learned lessons in math, geography and more through the Southwest Airlines “Adopt-a-pilot” program. Photo courtesy of Higley Unified School District

Capt. Booher encouraged a classroom filled with respect, which is the one requirement the students have to fulfill to take part in the lessons.

Through the Adopt-A-Pilot, or “F.L.I.G.H.T.” program (Fearlessness, Leadership, Imagination, Gratitude, Honesty, and Tenacity) students developed an attitude to set and achieve high goals both inside and outside the classroom.