Category Archives: inclusive education
Centennial High School Presentation
You bet your sweet little bippy, we’re back!
Nick was so excited to get back into a classroom and do a presentation for some awesome students at Centennial High School in Fort Collins, Colorado!
Blythe Johnson, a teacher at Centennial, reached out to Nick via his website, and asked him to come present to her classroom. Her class was doing a section on personal narratives and Nick was invited to come and share his story to her students.
Nick presented a blended version of his Ted X talk and his Why Try speech to the students, who Nick says were “awesome.”
Nick spoke for about 20 minutes about his life growing up in Africa, his hard work to achieve his dreams and goals, and his dedication to changing the perception of the differently abled. The presentation included pictures from Nick’s childhood in Africa, as well as pictures and videos of his various adaptive sporting events including waterskiing and white water rafting.
The students were amazing, receptive to Nick’s message, and asked meaningful questions at the end of the presentation. They also all gathered around Nick to show him pictures of their pets! Nick loved this, and was laughing so hard. One student had pet pigs, and Nick thought this was so funny.
The teacher, Blythe Johnson, was so kind to Nick, and so patient with Awesome in Action as we got back in the swing of in person presentations. It was obvious to Nick and his team that Blythe really makes a difference to her students and really cares about showing them new perspectives of the world.
Nick couldn’t be more grateful for the opportunity to present to the class, and is so excited to get back into in person presenting.
Nick’s next event is Wicked West Expo at the Ranch Events Complex in Loveland, Colorado on April 15th and 16th where he will have a booth, and host a panel where he will give his Anyone Can be a Hero presentation. He hopes you will come and support him and check out the awesome exhibitors!
4th of July Parade
Nick once again got the chance to participate in the annual City of Fort Collins 4th of July parade!
Nick loved having his friends and family participate in the parade with him, and Nick got a lot of attention. The Awesome in Action crew loved the chance to show people there are different ways to move.
As the parade went on, Nick and the crew received applause from the crowd as they walked and rolled down the route.
Nick was even included on the front page of the Coloradoan! Check out the picture below, you can see why the crowd loved Nick, he smiled and waved the entire route.
Nick wants to thank his friends and family for coming to support him in the 4th of July parade. This is one of Nick’s favorite events during the year, and he is always ok with the extra attention and the chance to celebrate diversity in his community.
We can show the world there are different ways to move, together!
Stay tuned for more news about Nick’s upcoming events in his quarterly newsletter, out soon!