Lawrenceville, GA OCTOBER 18th, 2018 – Once again Central Gwinnett High School is partnering with Magic Wheelchair to build an EPIC costume for a Gwinnett County Public Schools student. Magic Wheelchair is a non-profit organization whose mission is to put a smile on the face of every child in a wheelchair. This project is a collaboration between the Central Gwinnett Fine Arts Academy Visual Arts and Technical Theatre classes. This year’s Magic Wheelchair recipient is Yasmine Martinez, a student at Central Gwinnett High School.
The Central Gwinnett Magic Wheelchair team met with Yasmine earlier this semester to brainstorm ideas for the wheelchair costume. Visual Arts students then sketched several design possibilities based on Yasmine’s wishes. Yasmine selected her favorite sketch, and the Technical Theatre students set about to engineer and build the costume. This project creates an opportunity for real-world problem solving as the students have to figure out how to create a costume that will attach to a wheelchair, be comfortable for the student to wear, and not cause any damage to the chair. It is also an opportunity for students to learn the value of serving their community.
The Magic Wheelchair will be revealed during Central Gwinnett’s annual “Safe Trick-or-Treat” event. Safe Trick-or-Treat is sponsored by the Key Club. All Central Gwinnett High School clubs, organizations, and athletic teams, as well as several community members and businesses participate in the event. There will be lots of candy and family-friendly games and activities! Children 5th grade and younger accompanied by an adult may Trick-or-Treat all around the Black Knight Football Field.
Central Gwinnett High School,
564 W. Crogan St.,
Lawrenceville, GA 30046
||Thursday, Oct 25th, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Safe Trick-or-Treating begins at 6:00 p.m.
Magic Wheelchair reveal will be at approximately 7:00 p.m.