Memphis International Airport Adopt a School Program
Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority employees are preparing for the take-off of the 2006-2007 school year with their adopted schools Oakhaven Elementary, Middle and High School.
The MSCAA will hold its 7th Annual Charity Golf Tournament, Saturday, September 30 at the Links at Galloway. Anyone connected with the Airport, whether an employee or a vendor is eligible to participate. The entry fee is $85 per player. Anyone interested in playing needs to call 901-922-8789 by September 15.
Proceeds from the golf tournament along with donations from the MSCAA's generous employees through payroll deduction provide students at the Oakhaven Schools with higher learning scholarships, fund educational math and reading programs, and assist with special school projects and needed supplies.
Airport Authority employees are looking forward to making the 2006-2007 school year an even bigger success than the 2005-2006 year.
During the most recent school year, the MSCAA awarded $9,000 in academic scholarships to six deserving students to help them pursue their education.
The most exciting and fun event for students was a special event employees sponsored as part of a national effort to attract the next generation of workforce to the world of aviation.
The event was the Memphis stop of the 2005 Dream Launch Tour. The Tour was part of a joint effort with the FAA to promote aviation careers through visits and motivational talks by Jamail Larkins. A 20-year-old African American pilot from Georgia, Larkins started flying at age 12 and two years later became one of the youngest certified pilots in the United States when he soloed in Canada. He is a student at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical School. Larkins is America's youngest air-show aerobatics pilot and has over 550 hours logged in various aircraft.
Larkins spoke with Oakhaven Middle and High School students to inspire them to pursue their dreams in aviation.