This week for student of the week I thought hard and long about someone who should be known for their great achievements and Sammie Lavin is definitely a position for this. Sammie has decided on her own to organize a new club this year called Best Buddies. It’s basically where students pair up with fellow centennial students with disabilities to do fun activities out of school. Her and Amy Westfield have planned out that there would be two kids per buddy. Some ideas Sammie had for activities are a Halloween party, ugly Christmas sweater party, just meet up after school and all hang out. She says, “It’ll be great opportunity to increase interaction with kids who have disabilities to make them feel more included, involved, and excepted.”
Sammie got this whole idea from when she went to a camp over the summer volunteering and connecting with kids who have disabilities. She says seeing how much fun they were having, made her enjoyed the experience x10 more. She really wants people at Centennial to encounter this same feeling especially since it doesn’t take much to do at all.
All in all Sammie has shown herself to be a selfless caring individual who genuinely cares about everyone and that is why I think she deserves to be student of the week. There’s definitely a bright future for this club at Centennial and I want to help advertise it so more people can be informed about it.