Harrison Elementary Students Participate In Disability Awareness Day

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Students from S.J. Preston Elementary School recently participated in the first annual 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.
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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