Neosho Rapids Student Receives Technology Award

Dec 16, 2014 | District News Release

Avery Evins, a first grade student at Neosho Rapids Elementary, was selected to receive the 2014 Outstanding Student Avery EvinsTechnology Award from the Kansas Infinitec Coalition. She is the daughter of Josh & Laura Evins.

Avery uses a Dynavox augmentative communication device to communicate in the classroom and at home. The device allows her to participate in classroom learning activities and to verbally interact with her teacher and peers, according to Janelle Miller, Special Education Coordinator for the Flint Hills Special Education Cooperative.

She was nominated for the award by Miller; Julianna Schmid, intensive skills teacher; and Janice Romeiser, instructional coach, after they saw how quickly Avery adapted to using the assistive technology in the classroom.

“With Avery’s desire to learn, the device has allowed her the opportunity to demonstrate her academic gains, and her determination in using the device makes her even more deserving of the award,” Miller said.

The award was presented to Avery at the Kansas Infinitec Coalition Statewide Conference in Wichita Dec 12.

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