By Rainier Scholars ::
Last weekend scholars Andrea, Mimi and Nubia attended the Girls Can Do 2015 Conference featuring a diverse group of engaging and powerful women.
While the scholars were in awe of many of the speakers, they were truly moved by Angela Martin, a Special Olympian with Down Syndrome. They were inspired when Angela shared that she had often been bullied and revealed “It’s been tough growing up, but I love being independent and competing is my life.”
Having meaningful experiences and gaining different perspectives through events like this provides an opportunity for RS middle schoolers to learn from others who’ve overcome obstacles and had the courage ‘to compete,’ sparking their imaginations about what they too can accomplish with vision, hard-work and determination.