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Airport Director Serves as Principal for the Day at Community School
On Wednesday, May 18, Director of Aviation Services Jim Bennett, a champion for aviation and community partnerships, served as Principal for a Day in the Wilson School District. He visited with students, discussed career paths, and celebrated those students who had perfect attendance and participated on sports teams.
The Principal for a Day is a culmination of community partnerships with Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport and the Wilson School District that include Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID), a college prep program for 4-8 graders; airport speakers from different departments describing their jobs; airport employees reading to children in preschool and kindergarten; and an airport tour for local students. The program is designed to enhance community partnership and show students not only how fun the aviation industry can be but also the vast number of opportunities it offers.