BEYOND POTENTIAL - 5/6/06
Encouragement leads to accomplishment
and the ability to reach beyond potential.
A celebration dinner at
the Ozinga Chapel, Friday, April 21, commemorated special education students
who have worked especially hard this year.
"The dinner is held to celebrate
how far students have come," said Patti Powell, director for the center
for special education at Trinity Christian College.
Four internationally acclaimed
special Olympians addressed the dinner guests, made up of Elim Christian
School students, their teachers, and parents. The speakers described how
the Special Olympics improved their confidence and social skills.
"Our goal was to get people
to connect and to provide refreshment and encouragement for everyone,"
said Sheila Romain, who taught at Elim for 18 years. As an adjunct professor
at the College, she provides students with an experienced perspective that
they need to enter the world of special education.