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​Huron Heights Public School wins coveted Golden Sock Award

April 2, 2024

Staff and students at Huron Heights Public School in Kincardine were celebrating Thursday morning as they received the coveted Golden Sock Award from Community Living of Kincardine and District.

The presentation was made during the assembly, with three Grade 3 students, Logan Graham, Kitaro Fujii-Purdon and Austin Lawrence, accepting the award on behalf of the school.

Principal Kim Tolton congratulated the students and staff for doing all they can to make the school an inclusive, friendly space and welcoming everyone.

The school not only created an amazing Lots of Socks display, celebrating World Down Syndrome Day March 21, but the whole school got involved in creating a giant "Sock Snake" that slithered through each student and stopped for students to share facts about Down Syndrome. You can watch this beautiful and inspiring video at: youtu.be/C_hGAG7_B9w?feature=shared.

Huron Heights won the Golden Sock, followed by the South Bruce OPP Kincardine detachment, CIBC Kincardine, the Hawthorne Community Clinic, and NPX.

A total of 95 registered businesses took part in the annual event, creating window displays in honour of World Down Syndrome Day. Members of the public then voted on their favourite entries.

Catherine Evans of Kincardine Community Living, who presented the Golden Sock, thanked all the businesses that created displays, as well as those who took part by voting, and everyone for wearing mismatched socks, starting conversations and spreading awareness about World Down Syndrome Day.

Appreciation to Jamie Edwards of JME Photography Studio for donating his time and talent to take the photos of the Community Living individuals who were showcased in the window displays for this campaign, and to Bruce Power for printing all the posters and portraits.

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