She named her Amelia “because it was really kind of a quirky thing.” “I wanted her to have a name that her teachers would always remember,” Dale said.“We never, ever, talked about flying when she was little.
“I put down my full name, and the adults in the room who were the judges just started paying more attention to what I had to say,” she said.
“I have goosebumps just thinking about this,” she wrote on Facebook.
“What will it feel like to open the hangar doors the morning of June 26th?
That’s why her friends and teachers at Tonganoxie High School knew her as Amy Earhart.
The moment she became Amelia Earhart again came later in high school.