Thursday, May 17, 2012

Yes I Can! Award Winner

Alex05This year we were excited to learn that one of the Yes I Can! Award winners was from our own area. His name is Alex Staarman from Simpsonville, SC. He won the award in the area of Academics.

According to the Council for Exceptional Children website, “The Yes I Can! Awards honor children and youth with disabilities who excel. Thousands of children and youth have been recognized since the program’s inception in 1982.”

Also according to the website:

Alex04“Alex, 18, conquers the social and academic hurdles of his disabilities and flourishes as a model employee at his local grocery store job. His work ethic and determination have been a great driver of his success while taking honors and advanced placement courses, as well as working part time at the store.”

You can read more about Alex from the press release.

We are so proud of you Alex!

Alex09(Thanks to his mom, Debbie Staarman, for sharing these pictures with me!)

Original photos courtesy of Debbie Staarman

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