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Kiona Welch Completes Flight Attendant School

Kiona Welch, daughter of Glenda Taylor and Jeff “Cuban” Welch, recently graduated from the International Air and Hospitality Academy with a certificate from the Airline Travel Specialist Program in Vancouver, WA, fast tracking her to become a flight attendant for a major airline when she turns of age.

A 2019 graduate from Salamanca, Welch started classes in August and completed the four month program in December.

She will not be able to work for a major airline until she turns 21 but has applied with Mesa Airlines based out of Phoenix, AZ and is waiting for a call back. To keep busy, the ambitious Welch interviewed at the Seneca Allegany Casino and started training in table games weeks ago.

Ja:goh Kiona! We look forward to seeing a familiar face in the air!

Kiona Welch pictured with her mom Glenda Taylor