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Inclusive Schools Week poster contest announces winners; Students celebrate their schools

Posters from the Inclusive Schools Week poster contest. First-grade winner was Aubrey Ruzek, Southgate Elementary

Posters from the Inclusive Schools Week poster contest. First-grade winner was Aubrey Ruzek, Southgate Elementary

Elementary students got to celebrate a special week for education by creating posters highlighting why Inclusive Schools Week is important.

Inclusive Schools Week, celebrated the first full week of December, highlights and celebrates the progress that schools have made in implementing inclusive practices to ensure a quality education for an increasingly diverse student population.

The second-grade winner was Sophia Tweeten at Southgate Elementary.

The second-grade winner was Sophia Tweeten at Southgate Elementary.

The week celebrates the inclusion of students of many different abilities and disabilities, as well as different races and ethnicities, in our schools.

To celebrate the week, the Austin Public Schools Special Education Advisory Council sponsored a poster contest at the elementary level.

third-grade winner was Jenna Hetzel, Southgate Elementary

third-grade winner was Jenna Hetzel, Southgate Elementary

Winners were: first-grader Aubrey Ruzek, Southgate Elementary, second-grader Sophia Tweeten, Southgate Elementary, third-grader Jenna Hetzel, Southgate Elementary, and fourth-grader Faith Holmen, Banfield Elementary.

The fourth-grade winner was Faith Holmen, Banfield Elementary. --  Photos provided

The fourth-grade winner was Faith Holmen, Banfield Elementary. — Photos provided