TEACHER SOARS TO NEW HEIGHTS WITH THE THUNDERBIRDS
It wasn't a typical Saturday for Cope Middle School teacher Elizabeth Vance. Instead of being an observer at the Barksdale Air Show, she became a part of it, flying with the mighty Thunderbirds.
"It was amazing and terrifying all at the same time!" Vance said. She was offered the chance to fly in an F-16 after being selected as this year's Louisiana Science Teachers Association's Outstanding Middle School Science Teacher.
"It was a once in a life-time experience," Vance said. "I will use much of what I learned from the flight surgeon and incorporate it into my health and human body lessons."
So what do her students think about their teacher flying with the Thunderbirds, other than the fact she is pretty cool? "One of the first questions all day has been 'did you puke?'" Vance's answer? Read the rest of the story by going to 'Middle School' news.