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Student Spotlight: BMS unified program changed student's life

Published Thursday, August 19, 2018

Shayla Lewis makes good grades, stays out of trouble and has an overall positive outlook on life. She admits, things haven't always been that way.

She was heavily involved in Berkeley Middle School's unified program last year, and she says her experience in the program changed her life. 

Shayla now has a dream of becoming a special education teacher, and she's dedicated herself to promoting inclusion among students.

We hope you take the time to view her Student Spotlight interview in the video player above.

For the 2017-18 school year, BMS was named a Unified Banner School by Special Olympics of South Carolina. It was one of only two middle schools in the state to recieve the recognition, which promotes a culture of inclusion among students.