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Special-Needs Students Transform into Pop Stars

December 20, 2011

Dozens of adoring fans flocked to the Fair Lawn High School Library in New Jersey last Friday morning for the world premiere of a new music video by nine of the school's Bridges II students. Accustomed to the film cranes, scoop lighting and boom mics from their last shoot, the day's stars -- dressed in award show garb -- seemed unfazed by the horde of photographers and videographers on hand to capture the unveiling of their moving rendition of Miley Cyrus', "The Climb." Doreen Yates, the primary instructor for the Bridges II program, which serves 16- to 21-year olds with cognitive disabilities, said she truly considered the students superstars. "This has been an amazing journey for [the Bridges II students]," Yates said. "What began as a small idea, quickly evolved into a life-altering experience...Today you will see the students, who not only enjoy life, but now also truly believe in themselves." To read more, click here

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