Mary Miller, student at Syms Middle School, selected for Down Syndrome Society national video
Mary Miller, an eighth grade student at Syms Middle School, will appear in the bright lights of Broadway on Saturday, Sept. 16, as part of the National Down Syndrome Society's annual Times Square video presentation. The featured photographs highlight children, teens, and adults with Down syndrome, reminding the world in a very big way about the contributions and milestones of people with Down syndrome. These collective images promote the value, acceptance and inclusion of people with Down syndrome.
The photo of Mary, who happens to have Down syndrome, was selected from over 2,000 entries in the NDSS worldwide call for photos. Almost 500 photographs will appear in the video, which will be shown in the heart of Times Square.
Mary is proudly displaying her newly acquired medal. She recently participated in a national level Future Business Leaders of America competitive event. As a member of the group project from Syms Middle School, the team developed a computer slide show presentation on the proper use of social media. They earned second place. Mary reflects her pride when inclusion allows her to be part of the team.
The Times Square video presentation kicks off Down Syndrome Awareness Month in October.
The National Down Syndrome Society is the leading human rights organization for all individuals with Down syndrome. NDSS provides state-of-the-art, comprehensive programming to all individuals with Down syndrome and their families, with four main areas of programming which include: the National Advocacy & Policy Center, the National Buddy Walk® Program, Community Outreach and Resources and Public Awareness. NDSS envisions a world in which all people with Down syndrome have the opportunity to enhance their quality of life, realize their life aspirations, and become valued members of welcoming communities. For more information visit www.ndss.org.
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