New Year, New Friendships

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The Best Buddies officers present a powerpoint. The powerpoint showed Best Buddies success stories from across the nation.

Tori Wilkes

Best Buddies is a club that pairs students with intellectual disabilities to regular education students, the first meeting was held on Sept. 15th in C222.

“It’s all about finding friendships for these kids,” Jacob Taylor (12), president said.

At the meeting, videos were showed to those who attended showing Best Buddies success stories and showing others how great the club was for everyone.

New members were given suggestions of what activities to do with their new friend.

“I’m looking forward to hanging out with them [my buddy]  maybe just going to the movies, having fun,” Victoria Ross (10) said.

Students who join Best Buddies are expected to befriend their buddy and spend time together often. For students with intellectual disabilities, making friends can be very difficult, but this club makes the task a lot easier.

“My favorite part of Best Buddies is the fact that it is accepting to all, because it is easy for us to make friends but these people with intellectual disabilities making a friend is probably one of the hardest things to do,” Taylor.

Meetings are held every White Monday and the meeting place is to be determined.