Coed, independent, PK3-12th grade school in St. Petersburg, Florida.
SPARC Spreads the word to end the word
by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
Jordan Tralins '19, President of the Shorecrest Upper School SPARC club, brought a guest speaker to school as part of the "Spread the word to end the word" movement. SPARC's guest, Kellie, a Best Buddies Global Ambassador, shared her story of being bullied due to her intellectual disability. She challenged everyone to eliminate the use of the derogatory R-word from everyday speech, and promote the acceptance and inclusion of people with intellectual disabilities by replacing it with a new R-word, RESPECT.