Monday, February 16, 2009

Student with cerebral palsy wins CEC award for his poetry

Tharp Sixth Grade School student Justin Martin was named a winner of the 2009 Yes I Can! awards for his poetry. He will travel to Seattle, Wa. in April for the awards ceremony.

Sixth-grader Justin Martin, 12, who has cerebral palsy but is also gifted, has won one of CEC's "Yes I Can!" arts awards for 2009. "I have lots of wonderful students. It is unbelievable what he can do," said Justin's gifted teacher, Jeanne Melvin. "He is not only a gifted poet, he's thoughtful. He is interested in social justice. ... He's always thinking. He deserves everything he's earned, every award he can get." Columbus Local News (Ohio)

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