BISD Recognizes Centennial High School Student, Callie Marshall
Callie Marshall was recognized by the Board of Trustees on June 11, 2012, for her selection to attend the National Federal of the Blind Leadership and Advocacy Program in Washington, DC. Callie, a sophomore at Centennial High School, was one of only 24 students nationally, ages 12-16, accepted for the National Federation of the Blind Leadership and Advocacy Program. She spent April 13-18, 2012, in Washington, D.C. The program provides students with visual impairments a unique opportunity to explore the inner workings of our country’s government, its history, and its culture. In addition to learning about the history of the organized blindness civil rights movement, how resolutions are passed, and how blindness legislation is created, participants become familiar with advocacy work for individuals with visual impairments and available resources for students and adults with visual impairments. Highlights of the program include: visits to historical sites in Washington, D.C., meetings with influential government leaders, and presentations by prominent leaders in the National Federation of the Blind.
Callie is a member of the 2012 National Honor Society and the 2012 Business Professionals of America.