Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Teen with Asperger's becomes high-school valedictorian

Valedictorian Aaron Snook is also a member of Turpin High's swim team. He's headed to Carnegie Mellon University, where he hopes his slowness with social skills won't be too much of a handicap.
Aaron Snook, who has Asperger's syndrome, has long been determined to become his Ohio school's valedictorian: he loaded up on Advanced Placement courses, even taking some online that weren't otherwise available. "He challenged my brain," said calculus teacher Trudi Boyd. "He had new ways of looking at things, so I had to be thinking all of the time. ... He really is learning for more than just grades. He really is learning because he just likes to learn." The Cincinnati Enquirer

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