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Students celebrate World Down Syndrome Day, March 21, 2019

students in Mrs. Garton 's 2nd grade class show of their socks & support of fellow student Ethan Ryckeart

Mrs. Garton’s 2nd grade class celebrated World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD) yesterday (Thursday, March 21, 2019).

 

Down Syndrome International “encourages our friends all over the world to choose their own activities and events on WDSD to help raise awareness of what Down syndrome is, what it means to have Down syndrome, and how people with Down syndrome play a vital role in our lives and communities. ...The date for WDSD being the 21st day of the 3rd month, was selected to signify the uniqueness of the triplication (trisomy) of the 21st chromosome which causes Down syndrome.”

 

One of the most visual ways that World Down Syndrome Day is recognized is the wearing of crazy, colorful socks. Mrs. Garton’s class rallied around their fellow student Ethan Ryckeart wearing bright, multicolored socks  on Thursday. Many others in school also sported their own wacky combinations. Take a look …