Youngest around-the-world solo pilot visiting IEYMS, ALMS

Youngest around-the-world solo pilot visiting IEYMS, ALMS

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY — Barrington Irving, the youngest person to fly solo around the world and the author of Touch the Sky, visited Isaac E. Young Middle School Tuesday to meet with seventh and eighth graders.

Irving talked about his 2007 flight, which set a Guinness World Record, and discussed his aspirations for The Flying Classroom, a cutting-edge digital curriculum that makes science, technology, engineering and math practical and applicable in the lives of students. He also had lunch with a small group of students at the school’s library.

Irving will be at Albert Leonard Middle School on Wednesday during the morning and early afternoon. He will spend an hour with seventh graders and an hour with eighth graders, answering questions and signing autographs. Later, Irving will have lunch with a small group of students in the library.