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Amelia Earhart

by Diana from Anaheim

"Courage is the price that life exacts for granting peace." - Amelia Earhart, BrainyQuote

Amelia Earhart is a woman who inspired so many people to do what they love. She is my hero because she is strong, courageous, and extraordinary. Amelia Earhart was very brave and she didn't listen to what others thought about her decision to fly.

The first reason why Amelia Earhart is my hero is because she is very strong. She did something no women had ever done at her time, and that was flying around the world. She was born on July 24, 1897 in Atchison, Kansas. Her mom was Amy and her dad was Edwin. She also had a sister named Muriel. Amelia grew up in a very tough childhood. Her dad was an alcoholic. When she got older, she volunteered to be a nurse in the battles of World War One. Amelia applied to Columbus University and she signed up to pre medical classes. When Amelia and her father flew to a meet, ten minutes into her flight she knew flying was what she really wanted to do. She had a lot of flying lessons, and finally on June 3, 1928 was when she started flying.

The second reason why Amelia Earhart is my hero is because she is very courageous. She didn't stop flying when people said it was a job for men, not women. When she was going to Nova Scotia, on her flight back there were very bad weather conditions. Amelia flew through dense fog and landed in South Wales instead of Ireland with only a little bit of fuel left. This was the flight where she got noticed by many people. Amelia felt guilty because the two men who flew with her didn't get recognized. Before she could have done any flying, her journey on being a pilot had many hardships on the way. Amelia grew up in a very poor family and when she found her passion for flying, she had to raise money on her own for flying lessons. She got most of her knowledge from her grandparents. Even though nobody supported her love for flying, it was her dream to pursue it. Amelia overlooked them and then became a legend.

The last reason why she is my hero is because she is extraordinary. Amelia believed that men and women should be equally educated. She inspired so many women to fly. Amelia affected so many peoples' lives. She showed that women could do much more than what they did at the time. Amelia was the first woman to even attempt flying across the Atlantic Ocean. She wasn't satisfied living an average life. At this point Amelia wanted to go against what was expected from women. Even though the flights were rough due to the bad weather and low fuel she loved flying. Amelia wouldn't have done anything else in the world than be a pilot. She wanted to do all the things men did. "Women, like men, should try to do the impossible. And when they fail, their failure should be a challenge to others," quoted Amelia Earhart.

As you can see courageous, strong, and being extraordinary are the reasons why I admire Amelia Earhart. Amelia taught me that I can do whatever I want. If no one believed in me, I shouldn't believe them; I should just continue to do what I love. Amelia is such an inspiration because she opened up so many opportunities for many people. She accomplished so much in her life for such a short period of time.

Page created on 12/13/2013 12:00:00 AM

Last edited 12/13/2013 12:00:00 AM

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