Jeans for Autism
By Hunter Bushnell
The fifth grade students had the privilege of interviewing Abigail, “Abby,” Johnson, Teen Miss Bayou Voice for Autism. Abby is a former Schneckenburger student. Abby stated, “My time spent at Schneckenburger were the best years of my life.” When asked how she gained an interest in helping children with special needs, she shared that during every P.E. and recess period, she would go to Mrs. Vicki’s room instead. She preferred to assist children with special needs during these times. Abby knew from her experiences helping Mrs. Vicki, she wanted to be a “voice” for children with special needs. Abby now aspires to be a river boat pilot. Her father and grandfather encouraged her down this path. After spending a day career shadowing a River Boat Pilot, she knew it was the right choice for her. Our school wanted to help Abby raise money for the non-profit group that she now works with, so we had a fundraiser. After a successful dress down day, we were able to raise $130 dollars for Bayou Voice for Autism. Our fifth grade class also plans to donate additional funds from our current narrative book project.