"From as early as elementary school, the letters IEP seemed to take over my life. I felt as if it labeled me. I thought it got in the way of people seeing what I was actually capable of and sometimes it did. Growing up, I always had to work much harder than my fellow peers. I did this because my learning disability put me at a disadvantage and kept me two steps behind. However, I never let this identify me.
When I found this scholarship, I was happy to see the requirements and saw this as an opportunity to share my story and my struggle."
- Janae D. | Greece Central School District