Otterbein Elementary School receives Inclusion Award

The school received the award Monday afternoon from "Down Syndrome Indiana." It's for providing equal learning opportunities for all students.

Posted: Jun 3, 2019 5:44 PM

BENTON COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) - Otterbein Elementary School is an award-winner for inclusion.

The school received an award Monday afternoon from "Down Syndrome Indiana." It's for providing equal learning opportunities for all students.

Otterbein Elementary was recommended for the award by the Johnson family. Their sixth grade son Landon has Down syndrome and attends the school.

Special Education teacher Heather Holder said the award highlights the school's commitment to student success.

"We put kids first and our goal is to make sure every kid is learning and shows growth,” said Holder. "It's all students mixed together and students setting examples for other students and learning to be a leader and helping others."

Landon has attended Otterbein Elementary for the last eight years. He will be attending Benton Central Junior High next school year.

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