Clinton Magazine Summer 2022 | Page 5

reaching new heights

Clinton fourth-grader redesigns local airport , places in FAA ' s Airport Design Challenge

by jenna blount
Elijah Craft , right , is shown with his father , Jason Craft , at the Clinton Municipal Airport . Jenna Blount / Clinton Magazine

While other fourthgraders were learning about the life cycle of plants or how to identify equivalent fractions last year , 10-yearold Elijah Craft was re-designing Clinton Municipal Airport .

His efforts landed him third place in the K-6 Non-Primary Airport category of the Federal Aviation Administration ’ s Airport Design Challenge . He was among nearly 2,900 other students from 18 different countries competing in the challenge .
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