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Elementary kids take to the skies in an Ultimate Air Shuttle

AVONDALE, OH (FOX19) -

Some local elementary students were rewarded for their academic excellence with an Ultimate Air Shuttle ride on Wednesday.

Mayor Mark Mallory arranged for third and fourth graders from South Avondale Elementary School to fly over Cincinnati and their school to reward the students. The kids were selected for their good academic standing and winning an academic jeopardy game competition and spelling bee competition.

"I am excited to be able to give these young people a thrilling experience. And, these kids earned it. They put in the work in the classroom, and now they deserve a reward for their achievement," said Mayor Mallory. "I hope that this is something that they remember for a long time."

Stan Chesley offered to cover the cost to bus the students to Lunken Airport.

"Many of these youngsters have never been on an airplane, and this is something they will never forget. And they will get a chance to see what our community looks like from 10,000 feet in the air," said Chesley.

The kids were selected for their good academic standing and winning an academic jeopardy game competition and spelling bee competition.

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