Student Selected As National Yes I Can Award Recipient

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Michael Lohrer (center) pictured here with (from left) Principal Nanine McLaughlin, nominating teacher Kat Squires, Director of Pupil Personnel Services Lynette Abruzzo and Assistant Director of Pupil Personnel Service Louis Bonadonna
Michael Lohrer (center) pictured here with (from left) Principal Nanine McLaughlin, nominating teacher Kat Squires, Director of Pupil Personnel Services Lynette Abruzzo and Assistant Director of Pupil Personnel Service Louis Bonadonna

 

Garden City High School senior Michael Lohrer was recently chosen by the Council of Exceptional Children (CEC) as one of the 2016 Yes I Can Award recipients. Lohrer was honored at the CEC Convention and Expo in St. Louis, MO on April 15.
“The Yes I Can Awards honor children and youth with disabilities who are role models for others and have excelled in a specific area,” explained teacher Kat Squires. “Each year, the program receives hundreds of applicants from across the country for various categories. I nominated Michael for his academics.”
In addition to being honored at the annual convention, his story will be featured on CEC’s website: www.cecconvention.org/yes-i-can-awards/
“Michael is the most hardworking student I have ever met and I am so excited for him.” Squires added. “The nomination required completing an application and writing a short essay about why Michael deserved the award. I also needed to include an artifact. For the artifact, Michael made a short video explaining why he works so hard in school, his accomplishments (like passing his Regents exams) and gave advice to other students.”

—Submitted by Garden City Public School District

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