Pick Your Community: | Hopkins | Muhlenberg | Daviess | Christian | Fayette | Henderson | Lakes | McCracken | Warren | Webster

Kidz in Da Zone – Mentally Disabled Kids are People Too

AaronWidenerOWENSBORO, Ky. (4/8/13) – This is the fifth in a series of columns submitted to SurfKY News from the youth of Majesty Christian Academy in Owensboro, KY. This article, authored by Aaron Widener, speaks on the concept of treating mentally challenged children fairly and equally.
 
You shouldn’t make fun of mentally disabled kids because they’re people, too. They have feelings, just like you and I. They may be different, but that’s not a reason to pick on them or make fun of them.
 
I know a lot of mentally disabled kids, because my aunt works at the Wendell Foster Campus here in Owensboro. I believe in those kids and you should, too. They have a soul just like all of us.
 
So, the next time you see someone like this, try to help them with something like getting food off a shelf, or help them across the street, because that is the polite thing to do. I help them out all of the time, to be polite.
 
We can put effort into making a better world so these individuals will be treated with respect and not be picked on anymore. I believe we can do it if everyone works together.
 
Aaron Widener
Majesty Christian Academy
 
SurfKY News has partnered with Majesty Christian Academy in Owensboro to give students a chance to try their hand at writing a weekly column. Each child in the class will be writing a column. If you like the column, be sure to go to the SurfKY News Facebook page and like it, as SurfKY News is adding up the Likes and Reads each column gets to decide which youth gets the most. The winning child will get a prize.
 
Disclaimer: The content supplied by columnists and letters to the Editor on this site does not in any way, shape or form, implied or otherwise, necessarily express or suggest endorsement or support of any of such content, statement, or opinions therein. SurfKY News does not necessarily adhere to or endorse content provided by outside non-staff sources.

© Copyright 2014 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story by using one of the social media links below.

In Other News...

Henderson Home Robbery

HENDERSON, Ky. (7/21/14) — On July 20, 2014, the Henderson Police Department responded to a robbery at 307 South Ingram… Read More

Five Sent to Hospital After Two-Vehicle Accident

GRAHAM, Ky. (7/21/14) ― Five people went to the hospital after a two-vehicle collision Sunday, July 20 in Graham.… Read More

Most Read This Week (Site-Wide)

July 18, 2014 2798

Madisonville Man Arrested for Meth in…

in Top Stories by Sheriff Curtis McGehee
July 18, 2014 1855

Hopkins County Health Department Food…

in News by Lisa Miller
July 18, 2014 1763

K9 Unit Helps Find Meth in Muhlenberg…

in Top Stories by Sheriff Curtis McGehee
July 18, 2014 1670

Man Injured in Depoy Accident

in Top Stories by Trooper Stu Recke
July 21, 2014 1505

Five Sent to Hospital After Two-Vehicle…

in Top Stories by Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director

Most Read Stories from Hopkins County

July 18, 2014 2798

Madisonville Man Arrested for Meth in…

in Top Stories by Sheriff Curtis McGehee
July 19, 2014 952

Local Hip-Hop Artist, Marack, Talks About…

in Top Stories by Amber Averitt, SurfKY News
July 19, 2014 766

Riddle Insurance Inaugural Flight

in Top Stories by Ron Sanders
July 21, 2014 751

Three Injured in Three-Vehicle Collision…

in Top Stories by Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
July 21, 2014 580

Madisonville Fire Chief Announces…

in Top Stories by Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director

Most Read Stories from Owensboro

July 18, 2014 1501

Owensboro Police Department Reports…

in News by Dennis Beard, SurfKY News
July 21, 2014 548

Portion of Southeastern Parkway Closed…

in News by Beth Cecil
July 18, 2014 397

Owensboro Begins Year-Long, Long Range…

in Top Stories by Dennis Beard, SurfKY News
July 21, 2014 345

Strahan Selected as Cravens Elementary…

in Top Stories by Julie Ellis
July 21, 2014 154

ODC 14-Year-Olds Win West State, Move on…

in Top Stories by Steve LeMaster

Most Read Stories from Muhlenberg County

July 18, 2014 1763

K9 Unit Helps Find Meth in Muhlenberg…

in Top Stories by Sheriff Curtis McGehee
July 18, 2014 1670

Man Injured in Depoy Accident

in Top Stories by Trooper Stu Recke
July 21, 2014 1505

Five Sent to Hospital After Two-Vehicle…

in Top Stories by Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
July 18, 2014 1223

From New York to Greenville, Iron Beam…

in Top Stories by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
July 19, 2014 1153

Cash Mob Descends on Muhlenberg…

in Top Stories by Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director

SurfKY News Group, Inc. Central Office & Printing Division
1125 Nebo Rd.  •  Madisonville, KY 42431  •  270.452.2249 (fax)
Main Number: 270.452.2727 (phone)  •  Printing Division Direct Line: 270.821.8600 (phone)

SurfKY Owensboro News Bureau
920 Frederica St. / Suite 210  •  Owensboro, KY 42301  •  270.683-8060 (phone)


Contact a member of our staff: www.surfky.com/contact
Copyright © 2014 SurfKY News Group, Inc.  •  Terms of Use  •  Site Map

social 06social 21social 22social 04social 03