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Yes I Can! Awards celebrates the accomplishments of MCS students with exceptional needs

MARIETTA, GA – Marietta City Schools (MCS) honored the achievements of students with exceptionalities at the second-annual MCS Yes I Can! Awards ceremony on Monday, February 26, 2024. All 12 schools in the district were represented as 28 students were recognized on stage at the Marietta Performing Arts Center (MPAC).

During the ceremony, MCS also recognize five employees and one community partner for their contributions and for supporting students with disabilities.

"During this year's event, we’re proud to honor our students who embody the principle of 'Be Somebody,” said Michele Sayles Harris, MCS Chief of Student Services. “We look forward to celebrating these remarkable students and their dedicated supporters. We also hope this event broadens public recognition and awareness of the abilities and dedication of our students with exceptionalities.”

The MCS Yes I Can! Awards are based on the national program hosted by the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC). Every year at their convention and expo, the CEC recognizes children and youth with exceptional qualities who have demonstrated their determination and achievements in multiple ways.

The theme of this year’s ceremony was “Be Somebody,” which reflects the Marietta City Schools' character motto. This year's event included performances by students from the Burruss Dance Team.

Congratulations to the 2024 Yes I Can Award recipients and honorees!