CINCINNATI - South Avondale Elementary students were treated to an out of this world experience Wednesday thanks to Cincinnati Mayor Mark Mallory and the Ultimate Air Shuttle Team.
The third and fourth grade students were awarded a flyover of Cincinnati and their school in a jet for excelling in academics.
The third grade students who participated in the jet ride were winners of a spelling bee competition and the fourth grade students won an academic version of Jeopardy.
"I am excited to be able to give these young people a thrilling experience. And, these kids earned it. They put in the work in the classroom, and now they deserve a reward for their achievement," Mayor Mark Mallory said. "I hope that this is something that they remember for a long time."
Organizers of the jet ride say many of the students had never have been on an airplane.
“I am proud that our 3rd and 4th graders were invited to experience a plane ride with the Mayor of our city. The students are excited and they will remember this plane ride forever, said Yzvetta Macon South Avondale Elementary School principal.
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