New School students met Bruce Harris and learned about the importance of participating in their community

Speaker Bruce Harris shared his experiences of being blind from birth with New School elementary students. At the age of 6, a surgery restored much of Bruce’s vision, and he became a big fan of color. He enjoys attending Albuquerque’s International Balloon Fiesta where hundreds of colorful hot air balloons fill the sky. Bruce adds color to children’s lives by leading puppet shows at the Interfaith Hospitality Network.
Bruce still struggles with vision problems, but is happy to read the morning news to listeners in his Cincinnati Association for the Blind radio program. Bruce coaches an after-school debate team with 168 Cincinnati teens. His students take part in national debate competitions and came in 2nd in the nation. Bruce will return to The New School Montessori to work with our 6th-grade students on their debating skills.

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