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BHS_Wildcat Games_GroupBy Lily Donaldson, Special to THE VIEW 38002; Photos courtesy of Cathy Roberts

When Bolton junior Gavin Bishop learned that Bolton High School special education students could not participate in a local Special Olympics event, Bishop took to social media. “Something needs to be done about this situation,” Bishop posted.

Bishop knew how important the field day was for the students in the Special Needs classroom where he had been volunteering since the fall semester.  His experience with special needs individuals at Bolton and Camp Barnabas in Missouri also lead him to start a chapter of the national peer group Best Buddies at the high school.

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Please note that we are currently offering our free Summer Camp/VBS Roundup as a community service only for activities that are physically located within the communities of Arlington, Lakeland, and unincorporated northeast Shelby County. To add a VBS or camp, click on www.theview38002.com/summer

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Benjamin Cheng. Staff Photo

At 13 years old, Briarcrest Christian School seventh-grader Benjamin Cheng  has  pretty big goals. “I really want to go on Broadway,” he explained, “and become famous there.”

While Cheng plans to get a college education first — to get his bearings and build a stable foundation in case Broadway doesn’t work out — he already has a very impressive resume for someone who has only been performing for a few years.

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LES_Hour of Code_keyboardEvery one of the 800+ students at Lakeland Elementary School will be joining in on the largest learning event in history: The Hour of Code. Lakeland students will receive a hands-on introduction to computer programming during the week of December 8-14.

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Acclaimed Memphis Artist George Hunt spoke to Arlington High Visual Art Students about his experiences as an artist and art educator. Staff Photo.

Acclaimed Memphis Artist George Hunt spoke to Arlington High Visual Art Students about his experiences as an artist and art educator. Staff Photo.

On October 21, Arlington High School Visual Arts students had the opportunity to listen and learn from an acclaimed artist—Memphis painter George Hunt.

Hunt, who taught art in the Memphis City Schools for 36 years, regaled the students with a mixture of stories about his journey to becoming an artist and  aphorisms encouraging the students in their artistic development.

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