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Noble Public Schools uses 'Crazy Sock Hops' to promote Down syndrome awareness

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Sarah Soell, executive director for the Down Syndrome Association of Central Oklahoma, talks with Pre-K students at Katherine I. Daily Elementary School during the "Crazy Sock Hop" assembly for the "Knock Your Socks Off" Down syndrome awareness campaign in Noble. [BRYAN TERRY/THE OKLAHOMAN]
Sarah Soell, executive director for the Down Syndrome Association of Central Oklahoma, talks with Pre-K students at Katherine I. Daily Elementary School during the "Crazy Sock Hop" assembly for the "Knock Your Socks Off" Down syndrome awareness campaign in Noble. [BRYAN TERRY/THE OKLAHOMAN]

NOBLE — Students from Noble Public Schools participated in a recent districtwide campaign to promote Down syndrome awareness.

The first school district in the state to take part in the initiative, each school hosted its own “Crazy Sock Hop” where students were encouraged to wear crazy socks and dance for three minutes and 21 seconds, representative of Trisomy 21, which is also known as Down syndrome.

More than 2,800 students, faculty and staff joined in on the awareness campaign to learn more about Down syndrome.

The Down Syndrome Association of Central Oklahoma (DSACO) partnered with Noble schools to put on the “Crazy Sock Hops” and gave presentations at all the schools promoting acceptance and inclusion for individuals with Down syndrome.“We are thrilled to partner with a school who understands the importance of inclusion and is helping us further our mission by educating students about Down syndrome,” said Sarah Soell, executive director for DSACO.The Down Syndrome Association of Central Oklahoma is celebrating World Down Syndrome Day on Thursday with a “Knock Your Socks Off” awareness campaign. On this day, everyone is encouraged to wear crazy socks to show support for Down syndrome and share photos on social media with the hashtag #crazy4DSACO.

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<strong>Pre-K students at Katherine I. Daily Elementary School show their socks during the "Crazy Sock Hop" assembly. [BRYAN TERRY/THE OKLAHOMAN]</strong>

Pre-K students at Katherine I. Daily Elementary School show their socks during the "Crazy Sock Hop" assembly. [BRYAN TERRY/THE OKLAHOMAN]

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