Students showed their support for World Down Syndrome Day by wearing wacky socks and taking a picture in the green space during lunch on Mar. 21.

The event was organized by the Junior Civitan Club, and drew a group of about 30 students with most of the students in the MC2 program also in attendance.

“A big part of making students with special needs feel welcomed is just treating them normally,” sophomore Zoey Cole explained. “Most of them understand everything we do and say; there’s no barrier.”

The United Nations declared Mar. 21 as World Down Syndrome Day to represent the triplication of the 21st chromosome which causes Down syndrome.

Cole explained that just smiling or saying hi is a touching and easy way to connect with students.

Students not only participated in a fun event, but also positively impacted others by spreading Down syndrome awareness.