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BULLET Adela Riek Scharr Medallion

 

The Scharr Medallion, named for pioneering St. Louis aviator and educator Adela Riek Scharr, is presented by the St. Louis Public Library to a group or individual who has made a significant contribution to the field of aviation.

The award and related Adventures in Flight programs are made possible by the Adela Riek Scharr Endowment to the St. Louis Public Library.


Adela Riek Scharr Medallion Winners:

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Adela Riek Scharr Medallion

1990 Mrs. Adela Riek Scharr - The first medallion was appropriately awarded to Mrs. Scharr for her life-long achievements in aviation.

 

1991 Jeana Yeager - Pilot who completed the first non-stop flight around the world without refueling.

 

1992 Anne Spencer Morrow Lindbergh - Noted author and recipient of several awards for her contributions in aviation with her husband, Charles Lindbergh.

 

1993 Wings of Hope - A St. Louis-base humanitarian relief organization that brings help and hope to troubled areas of the world.

 

1994 Gateway Eagles - A local group of black aviators, that teaches and provides positive role models for young people.

 

1995

TWA Employee Volunteers & Staff  and Students of Eliot School - For their partnership to introduce aviation and aerospace into the curriculum as part of the "Together We Achieve" program.

 

1996 Dr. Peggy Baty - (Women in Aviation, International) - For her work in teaching and encouraging women in aviation.

 

1997 McDonnell Douglas Corp (now Boeing Company) and Williams Middle School - For their joint efforts over the years in educating youngsters about aviation and the aerospace industry.

 

1998 Allen Barklage - For his services to St. Louis reporting the traffic conditions and his involvement in rescue operations.

 

1999 Linda Finch - For her successful flight to recreate Amelia Earhart’s heroic expedition.

 

2001 United States Navy  - Presented to the US Navy for the significant contribution it has made to the field of aviation.

 

2002 United States Air Force - Presented to the US Air Force for the significant contribution it has made to the field of aviation.

 

2003 Nikki Grimes - For her award honored book, Talkin' About Bessie: The Story of Aviator Elizabeth Coleman, which uses poetry to humanize the first African-American aviator.

 

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