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Talents of Omaha author Marcus Sikora shine in first children’s book

A friend of mine sent me a picture of this article in print when it published two years ago. I stumbled upon the online version yesterdy while doing a Google search with my name mis-spelled. What? Nevermind, the crux is: Here’s this cool article about Marcus!

It begins:

Omaha author Marcus Sikora, who created a children’s book about a monster band, recently met with first and second graders of Elkhorn’s Arbor View Elementary School, providing insight into the writing process

Marcus is part of a program teaching playwriting

Former North drama teacher Jennifer Castello-Scott, now a freelance drama educator, devised the curriculum. She enlisted the help of author and speaker Marcus Sikora, who has Down syndrome.

Marcus was involved in this cool program to teach the kids. Here’s a lovely article in the Omaha World Herald about the program:

Circle Theatre works with schools on playwriting project for special education students  

Read on!

 

 

2018-02-25T06:50:56+00:00Categories: Grown Ups & Downs, In the News|0 Comments

Momaha: How I went from gold medal worrier to luckiest mom I know

Published on Momaha via Omaha.com earlier this week:

Earlier this month, I stood next to my son, Marcus, while he spoke to a room of more than 1,200 spectators. It was unbelievable to witness.

The event was the star studded “Be Beautiful, Be Yourself” fashion show, which took place Nov. 11 in Denver. The Global Down Syndrome Foundation hosts this event each year to raise money to continue research and improve medical care for people with Down syndrome. Marcus was named the 2017 “Be Beautiful, Be Yourself” Ambassador.

As the parent

2017-11-22T18:42:22+00:00Categories: In the News|Tags: , |0 Comments