Amelia Earhart

"Adventure is worthwhile in itself."


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Date of Birth: July 24, 1897

Birth Place: Atchison, Kansas

Education: Amelia attended the College Preparatory School in Atchison from first grade. In high school she went to St. Paul Central High School and she attended college at Ogontz. This was a "highly regarded" women's college outside of Pennsylvania. Though in 1917 was pulled into the war and served as a nurse.

Profession: Amelia's profession was an aviator. However, during World War One she served as a nurse for the Volunteer Aid Detachment (VAD) of St. John Ambulance Brigade.

Achievements: Amelia accomplished many things in her lifetime. Just a few are: breaking the women's altitude record in 1922, becoming the first woman to fly across the Atlantic in 1928, the second person to fly solo across the Atlantic in 1932 and becoming the first person to fly solo from Hawaii to California in 1935. Amelia disappeared in 1937 during her attempt to fly solo around the world. She was last heard about 100 miles from Howard Island on July 2nd.


Quote: "Adventure is worthwhile in itself" -Amelia Earhart. This quote represents her because it showes how she thought. She felt that if what you're doing is adventurous then it's worth it. She didn't care about risk, all that mattered was that she was having fun. Comparison: I would compare Amelia Earhart to Chelsey Sullenberger, the pilot of the plane that crashed into the Hudson River. I would make this comparison because he was brave to make the quick decision of landing the plane in the river and Amelia Earhart was brave when she was the first woman to accomplish many things in flight.




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