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All-Female Air Show Inspires Students

May 27, 2022 - On Friday, May 20, more than 650 students from HSD elementary, middle, and high schools traveled to the Hillsboro Airport to hear from female pilots, flight instructors, mechanics, and other aviation-related professionals in advance of the ground-breaking All-Female Air Show, held in Hillsboro May 20-22. The women talked about their paths in aviation and explained what students should expect and do if they are interested in similar careers. They told students – especially the girls and students of color – that these professions ARE for them, even if they haven’t traditionally seen others who look like them in these roles. One of the members even spoke to the students in Spanish, which captivated and inspired the attendees. We are so grateful to these women for taking the time to talk to our students, to Chris Barber from the Oregon Air Show Foundation for helping coordinate the event, and to HSD staff who ensured students could participate. Scroll down to see 34 photo highlights from their big day...