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VIDEO: Cordova Meadows student gets flight lesson at Mather after he wins essay contest

Cordova Meadows Elementary fourth grader Jose Perez participated in the Positive Altitude event at Mather Airfield on May 6 after winning an essay contest. 
 
Perez wrote an essay about overcoming hardship and the loss of his great grandmother.  
 
The event was put on by the California Capitol Airshow and Perez was featured in a news story by ABC10, talking about his winning essay and experience getting a flying lesson first-hand. 
 
The event is designed to encourage students in STEM education and expose them to careers opportunities in aviation.