Chopticon Junior Named Best Buddies President of the Year

MORGANZA, Md. (March 18, 2010) - Ms. Katey Benish, a junior at Chopticon High School, has been named Best Buddies Chapter President of the Year for the state of Maryland. This award recognizes Benish for her outstanding leadership skills and her dedication to others.

Since 1993, Best Buddies High Schools has paired students with disabilities in one-to-one friendships with high school students. By introducing Best Buddies into public and private high schools, participants are crossing the invisible line that too often separates those with disabilities from those without. Today, Best Buddies boasts more than 900 high school chapters worldwide.

The Best Buddies International organization was founded in 1989 by Anthony Kennedy Shriver.

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