Middle School Student Steals the Airbus Show

Middle School Student Steals the Airbus Show

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Who could have guessed that the shining star of the historic Airbus groundbreaking in Mobile would be the youngest person in attendance.

"I knew I was the youngest person there, but I didn't think anyone would really listen to what I had to say," said Victoria Corob, a 14-year-old middle school student from Clarke-Shaw Magnet School in Mobile.

Corob was chosen among her peers to represent the future generations of the Gulf Coast on Monday's international stage.

"All of us at one point in our lives have had sweet dreams of touching the sky," Corob said during her speech. "This new aerospace center will inspire all of us in Mobile to be successful, no matter how distant our goals may appear."

Victoria's parents were beaming with pride at the success their daughter experienced.

"She loves to sing, she loves the spotlight, she loves anything that deals with public speaking, so she's a natural at it," said her mother Jeannette Corob.

The bravery she showed to stand and speak in front of all of those dignitaries and local leaders did not go unnoticed. She received several job offers before the day was done.

"Actually, I think we're about up to six," said her father Andy Corob. "And she told me if she did good, she'll have me be her driver. So I don't know where it's going to go, but we're definitely proud of her."

"I think it's very exciting, and I look forward to working with a bunch of people in the future," said Victoria.

Being selected as the student to speak was an accomplishment in itself. Victoria was nominated by her teachers, and then went through several interviews with Airbus representatives before being chosen.

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