Niagara elemShelly Bozarth reads while Carolyn Ferber helps. (Photo courtesy Henderson County Schools Publication Team)HENDERSON, Ky. (4/4/14) — Shelly Bozarth and Carolyn Ferber from the Wendell Foster Campus for Developmental Disabilities in Owensboro visited Niagara Elementary on Monday, March 31 to discuss and teach students about the “R” word (retard/retarded).

Bozarth who was born with Cerebral Palsy, read a story to the children and then fielded questions about how she is both the same and different from them.

She went on to explain that being called the “R” word is very hurtful and educated them not call others by that name.

Niagara students also participated in a poster contest entitled, “Spread the Word to End the Word….No “R” Word.”

Niagara elem 2Niagara first-grader Mallory Burns bumps knuckles with Shelly as the children leave the assembly. (Photo courtesy Henderson County Schools Publication Team)

For more information, contact Greg Pirtle, Niagara Guidance Counselor, at (270) 831-5142 or email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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