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PHOTOS: Whiting Students Blow Bubbles for Autism Awareness, World Record

Students and staff attempt to set Guinness World Record

About 300 students and staff gathered Thursday at precisely 1:15 p.m. in an attempt to break a Guinness World Record and raise awareness for autism. 

"It's all across the nation," said autism teacher Kelly Stevenson, who led the synchronised, multinational Bubbles 4 Autism event in Whiting. "There are schools in Arizona, schools in Canada."

Stevenson said that the effort, sponsored by the nonprofit organization Families for Autistic Children Education and Support, helps raise student awareness. 

"They get to see that every bubble is someone else who knows about autism," she said. "It brings a face to the name."

A new world record will be declared if 37,000 bubble blowers are confirmed to have participated.

Bubble solution was prepared by special education teacher Skye Mulligan's class. Though this was the ninth year for the Bubbles 4 Autism event, it was the first time that a Manchester school has participated. 

More information on FACES 4 Autism and its mission is available on its website.

Olivia Coppola April 27, 2012 at 12:52 PM
Way to go, Kelly! What a great cause!
tracey April 27, 2012 at 06:36 PM
Kelly you rock!I am soo blessed that my daughter has you as her teacher.Thanks for everyone that participated in this wonderful event.

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