The Item of Millburn and Short Hills Features 2016 Student Ambassador Sara Solomon
April 13th, 2016
Wyoming School fifth-grader Sara Solomon will lead a team of at least 16 at the 18th annual Building Tomorrows 5K Run, Walk and Family Fun Fest in Bloomfield's Brookdale Park this weekend.
The event will be held Saturday, April 16, to build awareness of developmental disabilities and raise funds for the Arc of Essex County.
Sara, a 10-year-old township resident, is heading up "Sara's Millburn Movement" and representing her community in her role as a Student Ambassador for the Arc.
She has partnered with two area students who have developmental disabilities, including Mary, a youth with down syndrome, who she met during an acting class at the Paper Mill Playhouse.
"When we met, it clicked," she said. "She's really nice and we have fun together. We've had a couple of play dates."
Mary's mother encouraged Sara to apply to become a Student Ambassador for the Arc, and Sara now represents both Mary and Zachary, a 15-year-old township resident with Spondylo-Ocular Syndrome, a rare connective tissue disorder.
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