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West Forsyth Student Designs Winning T-Shirt for Autism

The sales of the t-shirt, designed by Megan Jewell, will go towards fundraising efforts.

For the past three years, a group of employees, students, and parents from Forsyth County Schools have been working together, as a team, in Georgia’s annual Walk Now for Autism Speaks. This event raises money for Autism research. The walk team, from Forsyth County Schools, uses t-shirt sales as part of their fundraising efforts. This year’s walk will be held on May 20 at the Atlantic Station.

In 2011, the school system held a system wide art contest for the t-shirt design to be used on the fundraiser shirts. The artwork completed by  student, Megan Jewell, was voted as the winner for the 2012 t-shirt design.

Jewell says that her favorite hobby is drawing, and she wants to be an artist when she grows up.

“I wanted to design the Autism t- shirt for other people from Forsyth County because I believe they can find a cure for Autism," she said.

Jewell, who has Autism, says that it was her participation with the Special Olympics that inspired her to want to be a part of the Walk for Autism. She hopes to teach others about Autism awareness.

The t-shirt that Jewell designed is being sold at schools throughout Forsyth County. The t-shirt can also be purchased at  located at 1070 Marketplace Boulevard, Cumming.

Visit the Forsyth County Schools' Walk for Autism Web site for more information.

Lynn Jewell April 02, 2012 at 10:45 PM
WAY TO GO ,MEGAN LOVE MOM
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