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State Honoree

Caitlin Janus

Vermont

Caitlin Janus, Barre Town Elementary School, organized a horseback riding program for handicapped children. She researched therapeutic riding by calling instructors throughout the country, then planned her program and made a training video on horsemanship for the participants to watch. Throughout the summer, she worked with an instructor to offer two-day sessions.
Janus plans to offer the program again this year.

"The children involved were so thankful. I also learned that handicapped children can do a lot more than we sometimes think."