December 21, 2014
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Drawing inspiration
Personally inspired

Anthony Bright, who graduated in June, had an idea of what he wanted to do when, as a student in the graphics arts program at the Warwick Area Career and Technical Center, he entered a class contest to design a sign for the imPossible Dream. Anthony is autistic and, as a child, played on the imPossible Dream playground. He thought of the playground as a dream and when it came to designing his work, which he unveiled Thursday at the foot of the road leading to Toll Gate and the imPossible Dream, “I started thinking of children.” Once selected, the center’s construction trades students built and installed the sign. Anthony painted it. Anthony expects to take some online courses before continuing his education in graphics arts. The sign is not only a welcome addition for imPossible Dream president Diane Penza, but also a tangible manifestation of what students facing challenges can achieve. “Every child can learn and here’s an example of it,” said acting Superintendent and Special Education Director Richard D’Agostino. Pictured with Anthony is his mother, Debra, and his graphics arts teacher Jann-Rogers Gartner. Gathered at the sign are graphic arts students and school officials. (Warwick Beacon photos)

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