Sky's the limit for student winners in Ryan J. Poe Foundation contest

Sky's the limit for student winners in Ryan J. Poe Foundation contest

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Sky's the limit for student winners in Ryan J. Poe Foundation contest

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by KTVB.COM

KTVB.COM

Posted on July 24, 2013 at 4:44 PM

NAMPA -- Wednesday marked the two-year anniversary of the passing of famous aerobatic pilot Greg Poe. In memory of him, and to honor the Ryan J. Poe foundation he started back in 2008, two kids from the Treasure Valley were chosen to fly as passengers in an air-show plane.

Students Olivia Lynn and Trevor Tweten were chosen by the foundation's 'Elevate Your Life' essay contest. It's a contest designed to help inspire kids to follow their dreams and pursue their dream jobs.

The foundation was originally made to inspire youth, named in honor of Greg Poe's son, whose life was cut short because of drug abuse.

"We're continuing his legacy with the program," said Russ Poe, Greg Poe's brother and the foundation's executive director. "It's the only program of it's kind in the world that utilizes not just aviation, but air-show airplanes and air-show pilots to award essay winners."

Rides for other contest's winners will take-off this weekend in Oregon, and next week in Seattle and Wyoming.

To read the winning essays or find out how you can donate or help the Ryan J. Poe Foundation, click here.

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