(PDF with photos) March 26, 2018 - This year, World Down Syndrome Day was celebrated on Wednesday, March 21. Caroline students and staff were more than ready to wear brightly colored and unique socks as way to raise awareness about Down Syndrome.
But Mother Nature had other plans. She delivered an unexpected March snow day, causing students and their socks to be stuck at home. Undeterred, North Caroline teacher Keri Marshall communicated to her class they would be celebrating on March 21st plus two, resulting in some interesting sock combinations on Friday.
According to Down Syndrome International, World Down Syndrome Day is an occasion to participate in activities and events to raise public awareness and create a single global voice for advocating for the rights, inclusion, and well-being of people with Down Syndrome. The 21st day was chosen to signify the uniqueness of the triplication (trisomy) of the 21st chromosome which causes Down Syndrome.