By: Timothy Kays
THE VILLAGE REPORTER
When the Williams County Board of Developmental Disabilities announced in March that they were kicking off Developmental Disabilities Month with a countywide bulletin board decorating contest, the third grade class of Mrs. Beth Morr of Stryker dove right into the challenge. Utilizing the theme ‘Can Do Like You’, the class project successfully put the ideals of the theme into a Stryker bulletin board, giving them the first place finish in the county when the judging began on March 23.
Mrs. Morr traced some of her students engaged in various activities, creating silhouettes that were counterbalanced by other silhouettes doing the same activities, but in a different way. There were two kids reading…one normally, and one using Braille. There were two kids shooting basketballs…one on his feet, and one shooting from a wheelchair. The message was not lost on the young artists, as third grade student Jacob Froelich said it best, “They can do the same as us.”
Timothy Kays can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org