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STUDENT VOICES

Taking flight in Irving ISD’s School of Aviation Science by Angie Maravi Campos

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hen I moved to Irving High School my sophomore year, I had in mind that I wanted to become an engineer. Because I took an engineering class at my previous school that was more focused on civil and mechanical engineering, I only knew how to design models of cars and houses. However, the process of building any object with my hands, perfecting it and learning how it worked fascinated me. So, I was fine with studying other types of engineering. When my counselor recom-

mended the aviation program at Irving High, I didn’t hesitate to take the class. At that time, I thought the School of Aviation Science would simply teach me everything about the aviation industry, and while it certainly did, I never expected it to have a strong influence in my life. During the first weeks of my sophomore year, I was mostly studying and memorizing the parts of an airplane. I knew these things were essential to designing and flying airplanes. After all, the Wright Brothers had to study

Angie Maravi Campos poses in front a fixedwing single engine at the DFW Airport Aviation and Transportation Career Expo. Angie explains, “There is not an actual name for this plane because it was made by the man who let me take a picture of it. His name was Stephen, and he was an Air Force veteran.”

“Student Voices” is a regularly featured column in Texas School Business. It’s an opportunity for students of all ages from across Texas to share their experiences in K-12 public schools. Contact Editorial Director Dacia Rivers at drivers@texasschoolbusiness.com for publishing guidelines.

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