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  1. This is such a great article, and it brings back so many wonderful memories. I was part of the group that took on the first GAMA/Build A Plane Challenge in 2013, along with Lee, and it changed my life. While my story is different from Lee’s, and I am not going into the aviation field, I realized my true passion on that trip. I gained so much confidence working with the Glasair team, and I learned life skills that have carried me through my college career. Now a 21 year old and a junior at Minnesota State University Moorhead, I am one year away from graduating with a major in Public Relations and Advertising and a minor in Graphic Communication. While in Washinton on the build, I found my passion for working with people; people who need a voice. I am excited to give great people, like the ones I worked with in Washington, a voice that can be heard across the country. While my path doesn’t involve engineering or manufacturing, I have still been greatly affected by my experience with the GAMA/Build A Plane competition. I never would have found the confidence to follow my passion, and I am forever grateful for this lifechanging experience.

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