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Join the Family Fun at the 2010 IAH Airport Festival

Houston Airport System
March 17, 2010

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Festival fun brings scholarships to bright students.
Get up close and personal with vintage aircrafts on display, check out the Airport Rangers and see the FedEx NASCAR at the IAH Airport Festival on Saturday, March 27 from noon to 4 p.m.

If you've dreamed of being a pilot, now’s your chance to visit one-on-one with some of the pilots who fly the Hurricane Hunter, Apache helicopters, T1s and F-16s.

The festival is fun for the whole family, because there’s lots to do including games, a petting zoo, live entertainment, food and exhibits. Adult tickets include a chance to win a pair of Continental Airlines tickets and other great prizes!

The money from each year’s IAH Airport Festival goes to scholarships for high school seniors. Recently four awards were given out at a luncheon hosted by the Houston Airport System (HAS) and the Houston Northwest Chamber of Commerce.

“Stay focused on your education, grounded in your family values, and inspired to do your best,” encouraged Eric Potts, interim director of the Houston Airport System.

The graduates each received a $1,500 scholarship. Andrea Trout, one of the winners wants to be an air traffic controller.

“When people ask me why I chose this career it’s because I know I will have to work hard and I’ll never be bored,” said Trout.

Clifton Boudreaux wants to be an aerospace engineer and intends to use his scholarship to help with tuition. “Thank you for seeing the potential in me,” beamed Boudreaux.

“Thank you for investing in me as a young person and in my future.” Congratulations go out to the following high achievers:

Ernie Desoto Scholarship:
Mr. Ashura Bayyan, Aldine High School, Aldine ISD Presented by Cynthia DeSoto and Mr. Kent McLemore of HNTB Sponsored by HNTB, ESC Polytech and Kimberly Mickelson, PC Attorney at Law

Barbara Olson Scholarship:
Mr. Ray Rivera, Carl Wunsche Sr. High School, Spring ISD Presented by Debbie Howle Sponsored by Lone Star College System

Tom Hetherington Scholarship:
Ms. Andrea Trout, Kingwood High School, Humble ISD Presented by Kent McLemore Mr. Clifton Boudreaux, Eisenhower High School, Aldine ISD Sponsored by Aramco Associated Companies

Get ready to have some fun and help HAS and the Houston Northwest Chamber of Commerce continue the tradition of advancing education at the 2010 IAH Airport Festival.

Advance tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children. Add another child for only $2. At the gate, tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for children. A Family Four Pack includes tickets for two adults and two children for just $30 and children under 3 are free. All tickets include free parking, food and beverages.

We look forward to seeing you on Saturday, March 27 at IAH - Continental Hangar B, 4365 Wright Road, Houston, TX 77032.

For more information regarding the IAH Festival and to buy tickets go to or call 281-440-4160.

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