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Harrison Elementary Students Participate In Disability Awareness Day

Students from S.J. Preston Elementary School recently participated in the first annual disability awareness day. Photo Credit: Harrison School District
Students also helped raise funds for spinal cord injuries during disability awareness day.

HARRISON, N.Y. -- The students from Harrison's S.J. Preston Elementary School recently participated in the first Disability Awareness Day.

All of Preston’s students had the opportunity to experience visual, fine-motor, and physical impairments through numerous activities. Throughout the school day, students were able to meet and talk with Christan Zaccagnino, a family member of Preston teacher Sue Etre, who was paralyzed at the age of 10 in a swimming pool accident.

“Christan’s remarkable enthusiasm toward life, despite her injury, has been an inspiration to everyone she meets,” physical education teacher Susan Spielhotlz said in a statement. “She inspired us by sharing her own life lessons: Work hard, believe in yourself, and go after your dreams. The entire day was a great learning experience for everyone!”

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