A Grace College professor and the student chapter of the Council for Exceptional Children have been an integral part in the recognition of a Warsaw (Ind.) Community High School student. Junior Mason Metzger has been chosen as the 2015 recipient of the “Yes I Can” award, presented by the Indiana Council for Exceptional Children. A story from the online news site, Ink Free News, tells the story. A portion is included below. Click here to read the complete article.
METZGER SELECTED FOR ‘YES I CAN’ AWARD
WARSAW — Mason Metzger, a Warsaw Community High School junior, is one step closer to his dream.
After listening to a presentation about the Warsaw Community School Corporation mission statement, “To inspire and equip all students to continuously acquire and apply knowledge and skills while pursuing their dreams and enriching the lives of others,” Metzger, with the help of WCS staff, began the pursuit of his dream — motivational speaking.
After speaking for several local schools and events, Metzger was selected by the Indiana Council for Exceptional Children as the 2015 recipient of the “Yes I Can” award.
“One of the most remarkable characteristics of Mason is his positive outlook on life,” wrote Metzger’s nominator and Grace College professor, Dr. Cheryl Bremer. “He has the most amazing, cheerful disposition of any teenager I know. He gives an encouraging word and a smile to everyone he meets. His mantra is to look for the positive in everything he sees and he lives this out in his daily life.”
Metzger was recognized for his accomplishments as a motivational speaker, his work with Grace College’s CEC student chapter and positive outlook on life.
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