Lauren Martino, March 31st winner of Chris Findley's You Can Be a Pilot!
Katie McConville and T.J. Shanbekar, April 1st winners of Monika Petrillo's Flyabout Video.
The Essay contest was a challenge because every entry was incredible. I, and my readers, have read each entry numerous times. Some resonated within me, some embraced the heart and soul of a pilot, but all were filled with passion. For the next four months, I will share each story or poem with you on Wednesday. You are all winners, because you have a passion!
The Flight To Success $100 winner goes to Ciara Thompson from Kpong, Ghana. When I read her essay I thought, "I could have written this." Ciara knows exactly how I feel about flying. Her essay will be posted this Wednesday. She will also receive a "Today is My day to Fly" T-shirt.
The top 3 essay/poem writers will each win a Pacific Skies Aviation VIP Discovery Flight (a $225 value). These prizes are offered by our Bronze Sponsor, Pacific Skies Aviation, located at the Zamperini Field, Torrance, CA, USA.
One lucky winner: Daniella Molina will take a discovery flight. She will also win a "Today is my Day to Fly" T-shirt!
Galvin Flying, located at Boeing Field in Seattle, WA, USA.
Three lucky winners:
Kimberly Weiss, Abby Jarve and Kandyce Crandall
You each won a Flight Lesson at Galvin~ An invitation to a Free Flight in May, and a Today is "My Day" to Fly T-shirt!
Congratulations to our semi-finalists! Semi-finalists? That wasn't announced. Yes, the seven lucky winners below will receive a $20 bill and a T-shirt. Why? Because their poems and essays are incredible, and my birthday is just a month away. My gift is giving the gift of flight. And for those with the passion to fly, every bit helps. Of course you are all invited to take a free flight on our day in May.
- Olivia Fowler
- Emalyn Hall
- Lydia Wetsi
- Juliet Kuruwaa
- Nyekodzi Emmanuella Mawunyo
- Jennifer Dybell
- Lauren Martino
- Stephanie Stanton
- Kaylee Cleveland
- Karina Baum
Enjoy the Journey!