Seneca Valley High School senior Sarah Widenhofer appeared in the bright lights of Broadway Saturday.
The Cranberry Township teen is part of the National Down Syndrome Society’s annual Times Square video presentation.
The presentation features photographs highlighting children, teens and adults with Down syndrome. It is a tribute to the contributions and milestones people with Down syndrome have made in society.
The photo of Sarah was selected as one of 500 photographs that will appear in the video, streamed on social media in Times Square.
Sarah is pictured getting ready for the 2019 Miss 22 Quties Special Needs Beauty Pageant in Cranberry Township.
“Sarah is a clear example of a student not letting her disability get in the way of her abilities,” said Jerry Miller, Seneca Valley special education director.
The Times Square video presentation kicks off Down Syndrome Awareness Month in October.
The video presentation will be followed by the New York City Buddy Walk, which will take place virtually due to COVID-19. Buddy Walk events will be held virtually in more than 150 cities across in the nation as well globally.
For information about the NDSS Buddy Walk Program, visit www.buddywalk.org or call 800-221-4602.