|Adela Riek Scharr
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.
Riek Scharr - The first medallion was appropriately awarded to Mrs. Scharr for her
life-long achievements in aviation.
Yeager - Pilot who completed the first non-stop flight around the world without
Spencer Morrow Lindbergh - Noted author and recipient of several awards for her
contributions in aviation with her husband, Charles Lindbergh.
Hope - A St. Louis-base humanitarian relief organization that brings help and hope to
troubled areas of the world.
Eagles - A local group of black aviators, that teaches and provides positive role
models for young people.
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.
Baty - (Women in Aviation, International) - For her work in teaching and encouraging
women in aviation.
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.
Barklage - For his services to St. Louis reporting the traffic conditions and his
involvement in rescue operations.
- For her successful flight to recreate Amelia Earharts heroic expedition.
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
|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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