Astonishing August

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I had a very busy and amazing month of August. It was time for The Arc’s Twelfth Annual Summer Talent Show. On Friday, August 14th, we had our Twelfth Annual Talent Show, hosted by The Arc’s Staff Member, Benny D. I love when itTameka H  12th Talent Show Blog 08-14-2015 Friday’s time for our Talent Show at The Arc of San Antonio. There was lots of singing and dancing. Each Participant received an individualized award certificate.

I wore my white Michael Jackson shirt (my favorite male singer of ALL time) new silver musical note earrings and special purple glittery “Press” member hat that my mom bought back as a gift from Las Vegas, Nevada.  My mom painted my fingernails to match my hat. Also, with the help of my classmates and Staff Members, I made a necklace out of a musical note coloring page and purple rhinestones. My mom decorated my electric wheelchair with musical notes stickers.

Since I feel like I can’t be in the Talent Show because of my Cerebral Palsy and speech difficulties, I decided to participate in another way. I make the award certificates for the other Arc Participants. I like choosing special clip art for each Participant. Also, I create the sign-up sheets for The Arc Participants who would like to try out for the Talent Show. This way, the try-outs can be more organized. I also create the acceptance letters for The Arc Participants that are chosen to be in the Talent Show.  I create the Talent Show program that will be given to the parents / guardians that come to the Talent Show. After all of the songs are chosen, I burn them onto one CD so the Talent Show can run smoothly. I have been doing all of these Talent Show papers since 2008.

Also, The Arc Staff Members and Participants were treated to a special visit from a former Staff Member named Leon.  From now and again, former Staff Members return to The Arc to spend time with the Participants and coworkers that have become their friends.

I would like to give a special thanks to The Arc Participants and Staff Members Classrooms 1, 2, 5 and 10 for making such entertaining decorations for this year’s Talent Show.

What a wondrous ending to a fantastic Talent Show. I’m so proud of all of my friends! The Arc of San Antonio ​has very talented and creative Participants and Staff Members.  The other Participants and I can’t wait to do this all again next year!

I hope that everybody that reads my blog had a great ending to their summer like I had!

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