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Tulsans featured on Time Sq. board, selected in annual contest by Nat'l Down Syndrome Society

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Posted at 9:20 PM, Sep 14, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-14 22:20:43-04

Two local elementary school students will be on the big screen in New York this Saturday after their picture from last year's annual Buddy Walk was selected by the National Down Syndrome Society for its annual contest.

As Lucy Kennon's game piece lands on one of "Sorry!'s" empty spaces, her best friend draws next.

"We sit together at lunch," Grissom Elementary student Zadie Teague said. "We hangout out a recess."

Lucy was born with Down Syndrome. But Zadie Teague looks right past what some would label a disability.

"Zadie looks at Lucy as a friend and doesn't see extra chromosome," Lucy Kennon's mom Alana said.

For 11 years, Alana Kennon has entered pictures of Lucy into the National Down Syndrome Society's Annual Times Square Video Contest. Photos of Lucy have been picked six times.

"She deserves love and respect just like any other kid and you don't have to treat anyone like that because they are just like you," Teague said

This Saturday the twenty minute video will play twice on the jumbotron in Times Square.

"It's so amazing that it's going to be in New York City," Teague said. "I'm so excited!"

October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month. The Tulsa Down Syndrome Buddy Walk will take place October 23. Click here to sign up.

"All types of kiddos and young adults with Down Syndrome doing what they do in life and just showing everybody that the are like anyone else," Alana Kennon said.

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