Students Get Bird’s-Eye View Into High-Flying Future
By Sadie Rosenfeld, College Advising Corps Adviser at the University of Virginia
Students of all grade levels at Waynesboro High School (WHS) attended a field trip to Dynamic Aviation in Bridgewater, Virginia in April. This field trip was an informational event where students had the opportunity to learn about the various jobs within the aviation field.
Students learned about becoming an aviation technician, welder, sheet metal mechanic, logistics and of course, a pilot. They expressed awe as they moved through the stations throughout the day, participating in the hands-on activities.
Many students in the Waynesboro community have never left the city limits of Waynesboro let alone fly in an airplane.
From building their own miniature metal airplanes to steering a plane in the flight simulator, the Little Giants of Waynesboro were seemingly captivated by the technology. Students were able to board the very first Air Force One airplane that transported President Eisenhower during his presidential term, use the computer aided-design program to create virtual bolts—and best of all—many WHS students took their first flight.
Many students in the Waynesboro community have never left the city limits of Waynesboro let alone fly in an airplane. This field trip provided students with a taste of adventure and planted seeds of aspiration as they pursue their postsecondary goals.
As we flew over James Madison University, Mary Baldwin University, and Bridgewater College, the students of Waynesboro High School took a peek into their futures—literally, from a bird’s-eye view.
Sadie Rosenfeld received her Bachelor of Arts degree in communication studies from James Madison University. She is a first-year adviser at the University of Virginia, serving students at Waynesboro High School in rural Waynesboro, Virginia. If you are a recent or soon-to-be college graduate and are interested in learning more about serving as a college adviser, please visit Become An Adviser. If you are a CAC adviser and would like to contribute to our blog, please contact Karen E. Butler, Sr. Director, Marketing & Communications.