Student Designed T-Shirt

As we conclude ALL IN month at Kennett we wanted to recognize Alexis Pantoja Tinoco who is a current 6th grader at KMS. Alexis took it upon himself to celebrate Autism Awareness month in an extraordinarily special way. Alexis is an amazing artist who loves to spend his free time drawing in sketchbooks. So, Alexis and one of his teachers, Ms. Ashley Burgette, came up with the idea of creating a t-shirt that could help teachers and students celebrate across the district. Alexis spent a weekend sketching his shirt design. He chose the saying “It’s okay to be different” and decorated the design with the Kennett “K”, a blue ribbon, and the words “love, hope, and respect”. Ms. Burgette was so proud of him and his efforts. From there, they worked together to digitize his design and get the shirts printed. Inspired by Ms. Burgette’s efforts to start a Best Buddies Program at KMS, Alexis decided that he would like to sell the shirts and donate the money to help kick start the KMS program. The entire district chipped in and after the first printing, they have raised $822 for the Best Buddies programs. The shirts will be available again soon and will also be sold at the KMS school store. Great work Alexis! We’re so proud of your efforts and your ALL IN spirit!