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Jamie is Inducted into the National Honor Society
Jamie is Inducted into the National Honor Society

Our son, Jamie, will be inducted into the National Honor Society on April 24th. This accomplishment is a testament to his hard work throughout his schooling. He is like most other 18 year old high school students; he likes to hang out with his friends, listen to music and watch YouTube videos. He is championed by his friends and teachers for all that he has accomplished because Jamie has Down syndrome. Jamie responds to his special challenges by studying diligently each day, reading books and keeping in close contact with his teachers by email. He is a wonderful young man with incredible potential. He wakes up every morning, excited for school. He loves being in school with his friends. When asked how he would describe himself, Jamie says, “smart, capable and funny.” He has grown into a tremendously capable young man since he has been given the opportunity to be with his friends at school. He does not think of himself as being different than everyone else. Jamie’s story is one of new beginnings. He was home schooled for many years when we lived in Florida because the school system did not allow him to be in classes with his non-disabled peers. After moving to Connecticut, he went back to public school and has enjoyed a full academic life. The school system has given Jamie a chance to be successful alongside his friends and peers. The administration, teachers and students all believe in his potential and he has achieved so much because of them. We celebrate Jamie’s accomplishments, big and small. Being inducted into the National Honor Society is a huge deal for anyone, especially Jamie. He has worked tirelessly to show people that he is capable of greatness. Jamie is a leader in the community and an emissary. He is here to show everyone that, given the chance, all of our children can be successful.

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Ogundipe F A, Nigeria,
3/5/2014 2:58:05 PM
This is an inspiring testimony and I really appreciate God for the life of Jamie

Karen Echols, United States, AL
5/1/2013 2:29:02 PM
Jamie, you are different...because YOU actually USE your God given talents to enrich and bless us all. It's a shame everyone isn't like you! You and your family are incredible! Keep teaching us. Much love, Karen

Kathy Adam Sommerville, United States, CA
5/1/2013 1:27:29 PM
Great Job Jamie. I'm so proud of you for working so hard. Keep up the good work. The sky is the limit. I loved reading your story. god bless, Kathy

DC Peterson, United States, MA
5/1/2013 12:11:45 PM
A real insparation

Janelle Ekeler, United States, NE
5/1/2013 10:45:14 AM
Congratulations Jamie! That is a great accomplishment.

Miri Goldman, United States, CT
4/29/2013 11:04:48 AM
Congratualtions Jamie!

Lisa Lengel, United States, CT
4/25/2013 8:07:08 PM
Congratulations Jamie!

Dan Clark, United States, CT
4/22/2013 3:49:02 PM
So cool...

Shirley Ranieri, United States, NY
4/19/2013 10:16:39 PM
This is, indeed, an outstanding achievement. Bravo for him!

William Pennoyer, United States, CT
4/19/2013 7:36:54 PM
Way to go, Jamie!

Isaac Edery, United States, NJ
4/19/2013 4:40:34 PM
Way to go Jamie! You are the best and I am very proud of you. May Hashem bless you. Love, Uncle Isaac (Papi)

Kelley Weikel , United States, CT
4/18/2013 10:36:10 PM
Congratulations Jamie! This is a great accomplishment!

Matthew Woods Weber, United States, CT
4/18/2013 7:38:37 PM

Maria Winnick, United States, CT
4/18/2013 3:52:04 PM
Jamie, You are an amazing young man, who is a delight to be around. A role model to Chris and to others in town, to always strive to do your best. Good Luck!! The Winnicks.

Shayna Gopin, United States, CT
4/18/2013 1:54:14 PM
So proud of you! Special beyond words!

Beth Stencel, United States, IL
4/18/2013 12:21:46 PM
Way to go Jaime!

Karen Rubinfeld, United States, CT
4/18/2013 11:30:44 AM
We are all so proud of Jamie! He is a wonderful young man, and we feel fortunate to be a part of hsi life.

Ken Levine, United States, NC
4/18/2013 9:45:52 AM
Jamie is a wonderful young man! We're glad to know him and the entire Roland family.

Edward Brennan, United States, CT
4/18/2013 8:43:35 AM
Way to go Jamie, keep up the good work.

Angela Martin, United States, CT
4/18/2013 8:09:22 AM
Jaime, you are an inspiration for every child we love with Down syndrome that he or she can do anything! Congratulations on your extraordinary achievement!

Cindy Horowitz, United States, CT
4/18/2013 7:03:59 AM
A wonderful young man!!

Holly Berkon, United States, CT
4/18/2013 6:21:19 AM
Jamie is remarkable!

S. Franklin, United States, CT
4/17/2013 10:26:49 PM
Go Jamie !

savannah berger, United States, CT
4/17/2013 10:00:41 PM
Congrats, Jamie!

Rebecca Rice, United States, GA
4/17/2013 9:29:45 PM
Jamie is a great kid. We love him.

judy lemco, United States, PA
4/17/2013 8:41:36 PM
Great story.

Brenda Teall Winn, United States, CT
4/17/2013 8:22:56 PM
Way to go Jamie! You're going places for sure!

Lisa Loeb, United States, CT
4/17/2013 7:43:36 PM
Go, Jamie! You inspire me to be a better person!

Bill LaPorte-Bryan, United States, CT
4/17/2013 7:33:15 PM
Congratulations, Jamie! You've worked hard to get this honor and you deserve it.

Rachel Noe, United States, NY
4/17/2013 7:03:00 PM
Way to go Jamie!

Bet Katten, United States, CT
4/17/2013 6:15:11 PM
Great story.

Nancy Rosen, United States, CT
4/17/2013 5:38:20 PM
We are so proud of Jamie! Not only is he a good student, but he is also a kind, caring person.

Nancy Rosen, United States, CT
4/17/2013 5:36:35 PM
We're so proud of Jamie-a great student and an incredibly wonderful human being!!

Pamela Rome, United States, CT
4/17/2013 5:06:26 PM
Jamie is a positive role model and inspiration to all that know him and his wonderful family. We are so proud of all his accomplishments and know he has a bright future ahead of him.

Amy Brennan, United States, CT
4/17/2013 4:42:57 PM
Jamie is a friend of mine and a superb young man. He is inspirational to all who know him.

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