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Field Middle School Students Recipients of the Yes I Can Award

Field Middle School Students Recipients of the Yes I Can Award
Alfonso Hernandez, Jr. and Christian Martinez Receive ICEC Yes I Can Award

 

The Illinois Council for Exceptional Children’s has selected Field Middle School students Alfonso Hernandez, Jr. and Christian Martinez for the Yes I Can Award. The award honors and celebrates the achievements of youth with exceptionalities to encourage individuals to seek their highest potential and to increase public awareness of the abilities, aspirations, and personal qualities of those with disabilities.

The Yes I Can Award consists of six categories; Academics, Arts, School and Community Activities, Self-Advocacy, Technology, and Transition. Hernandez, who was nominated by his teacher Alexis Ellis, has been selected for his academic achievement. Martinez, who was nominated by his teacher Alexis Kai Vogelsburg, has been selected for his achievement in mastering activities that lead to successful experiences in work, vocational training, or independent living. Both students will be recognized at a virtual conference on November 6. 

Learn more about the award at exceptionalchildren.org.