Sixth grader Ali Kricho was honored as an ambassador for braille literacy after leading activities in honor of National Braille Literacy Month. View photos from Patch or video from our partners at FOX2.
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Sperreng Middle School student Ali Kricho was honored as an ambassador for braille literacy after leading activities in honor of National Braille Literacy Month. View photos from Patch or video from our partners at FOX2.
Blind Sperreng Middle School student Alexis "Ali" Kricho was the leader of a special braille literacy event after school on Thursday. The Special School District student and one of her teachers, Cathy Kendall, suggested to librarian Amy Sears that they have some type of braille event at the school. Sears organized the after-school activity, attended by approximately 50 students, to coincide with National Braille Literacy Month--and inventor Louis Braille's birthday. Kricho made a presentation on braille, then showed other students how to operate braille machines. They capped off the afternoon by decorating chocolate cupcakes with braille lettering. Kricho was named an ambassador for braille literacy for her participation. Kricho, who also…
Friday, June 10, 2011
Sharon Elliston lives a life of giving to others.
Sharon Elliston, a Girl Scout Leader for 22 years, has finally decided to retire. "I'll never really 'retire,' from Girl Scouts," she said. "I'll still be involved and have told some troops I'd go on campouts with them if they wanted." In her tenure with the Girl Scouts, she has had an impact on many young women in the Affton area. “She was my daughter Jaclyn's Girl Scout leader,” Cheryl Shea said. “I think she is a pretty amazing lady.” Jaclyn Shea is one of the 23 girls, including Elliston’s two daughters and her adopted daughter, who earned their Gold Award under her tutelage. However, Elliston has also been slowly going blind with macular degeneration. “My mom’s had macular degeneration for over 20 years,” said her daughter Jessica, …