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Feature Photo: Roeper Students Explore Cultural Differences During Diversity Day

Roeper's middle and upper school campus in Birmingham celebrated wheelchair athletes during their Diversity Day celebration on March 14.

's middle and upper school students had the chance to learn what it's like for the thousands of Michigan's wheelchair athletes during the school's annual Diversity Day on March 14.

Roeper's Diversity Day celebration is held annually to raise awareness and stress the importance of personal and cultural differences.

This year, activities and guest speakers focused on educating students on what it's like living with a disability. Students attended presentations by several athletes in wheelchairs, concluding with a wheelchair basketball game.

The presentations were led by guest speaker Jerry Sarasin, a Troy resident who at 24, was involved in a hit-and-run motorcycle accident that left him completely paralyzed from the waist down. Now, Sarasin is a member of the Michigan Thunderbirds wheelchair basketball team and an inductee of the Athletes with Disabilities Hall of Fame.

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