Tarkio Elementary School Enters Pilot Program With Southwest Airlines

Tarkio Elementary School has launched a school and business partnership with Southwest Airlines, Adopt-a-Pilot Program.  Captain Keith Dahlgren, Southwest Pilot, volunteered to be “adopted” by the fifth grade classes at Tarkio Elementary.  Captain Dahlgren will share lessons in science, math, geography, and other fun learning activities with an aviation-related twist.   General Colin Powell, First Lady Laura Bush, President Bill Clinton, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and others have recognized the award-winning community involvement program for its contribution to America’s children.  Started in 1997, in cooperation with the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum and the National Association of Teachers of Math and Science the program has reached over 500,000 students to-date.  Every year hundreds of Pilots volunteer their time to mentor more than 35,000+ students nationwide.

Tarkio R-1 Press release SW pilot 02 12 18

Dahlgren visited the school yesterday.

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