MOUNT VERNON — March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month and that gives the Knox County community an opportunity to create awareness, learn more about inclusion and share in the stories of individuals who live, work and thrive in our county. While the Knox County Board of Developmental Disabilities and its various provider agency partners are active year round in providing service and supports for those with developmental disabilities, March is a particularly fun time for all to highlight the important roles that individuals with developmental disabilities have within the fabric of our great community.
There were over eight hundred students who participated in the board’s annual coloring (K-2nd grades) and essay (3rd-5th grades) contest with 77 classrooms participating countywide. Teachers with 10 or more students participating in these contests were also entered into a drawing.
Winners are as follows: from Centerburg, Ally Wilhelm and Hayden Smith; from Dan Emmett, Madison Seng; from Danville, Ruby Bartok and Camden Horn; from East Knox, Kendall Griffith and Mrs. Helsa King; from Fredericktown, Emma Perrine and Korbin Rogers; from the Learning Center, Aaden Baum and Homer Parsons, from Pleasant Street, Chloe Clayborne and Savannah Vilfer; from Wiggin Street, Ainsley Bonaudi, Lily Wollangur and Julia McNeely.