Letter from Ypsilanti New Tech High School

Dear Grace from California

We are two students from Ypsilanti New Tech High School, who ended up very lucky to get you to show the face of beauty.  We saw your video and blog, and took time to notice that you like to have fun.  But other than that, we don’t know anything about you.  We would like to learn a little bit more about you and who you are so we need to ask you some clarifying questions in this letter.

So, how did you become interested in dancing and singing?  What do you think beauty is?  We think beauty is when your are a very strong minded person who is always happy and uplifting others and yourself.  It’s not about appearance but what’s on the inside.  How has working with Rick Guidotti affected you throughout the years?  Does having Down Syndrome affect your learning?

Sorry for all of the questions but we wanted to know a little about you and your opinion on beauty.  Also here’s a couple words of good advice you should always remember, don’t listen to anyone that tries to bring you down, or criticize you.  We think you are beautiful.  This is the reason we are glad to have you as our PEARLS Ambassador.  Oh, and we have one more question what type of dog is Roxie?


Spencer and Tyonna


Dear Grace

This is Shakia and Ashia, we are from Ypsilanti New Tech high school.  And we would like to tell you that we admire you.  We’ve heard about you in a project in  BioArt.  And BioArt is a class that we take studying about Biology and Art.  It’s very cool in Biology we learn about cells and genetic things.  And in Art our teacher make us draw the cells and create other things.  We also did our research on you, we would like to tell you a little bit about ourselves and our definition of beauty.  And we would love to get to know you and your definition of beauty.

Hello this is Ashia, and I would like to tell you that I love rain. To some people they think that the rain is all bad but I think its actually beautiful how the weather changes like that.  Don’t you agree?  Another thing I’m interested in is animals.  I absolutely love dogs and I have a dog also.  He’s a German shepherd, and his name is Max.  He is a big puppy, and I love hugging him.  And I give him huge hugs everyday before I go to school.  Anyways I just wanted to let you know that I’m interested in learning about you.

Hey this is Shakia, but you can call me Kia.  I am a 14 year old that loves animals, food, and music.  I am also a dancer.  I love to dance because it helps me control my emotions and makes me happy. I’ve been looking on your blog, and I admire you in so many ways.  I absolutely don’t care what anybody says about you because you are beautiful. And besides you look very happy to me. Live it up and enjoy your life, and never be ashamed or embarrassed about who you are.  And even when the road is hard never give up.  You might think I might be saying all these things just to get a good grade on my project but no I really mean these things.  My definition of beauty is just being yourself.  Having an outstanding personality that a lot a people can connect to.  I don’t think beauty is just all about looks and technically appearance.  I think it’s because of your mind-set, if you’re independent, smart, and funny.  But I know you heard the saying, “You can be beautiful on the outside but ugly on the inside. ” Which means, the way that your attitude is can affect people being around you.  But can I know what your definition of beauty is? And I noticed that your last update on your blog was two weeks ago on a Tuesday and I just wanted to say I love your dog, Roxie. I would love to have a dog that would wait for the bus with me.

Me and Ashia really enjoyed writing about you and to you.  We actually would really love to meet you.  We are not judgemental, we find you are actually beautiful and that you should never be ashamed of who you are.  But when will update your blog?  And we would really like to know how has having Down Syndrome affect your daily life?  If you mind answering that question, you don’t have to if you don’t want to. And how did working with Rick Guidotti have an affect on you?


Shakia and Ashia

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