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North Middle Student Wins National Design Contest

Stanley Kao with NMS principal and teaching staff

North Middle School seventh-grader Stanley Kao is the winner of a nationwide design contest for the 2024 Achilles Kids International Marathon program. A poster featuring Stanley’s artwork has been distributed to more than 140 schools across the United States and Italy that are participating in this year’s program.

The Achilles Kids International Marathon is a run/walk/roll program designed for students with disabilities to complete a 26.2 marathon at their own pace, using a virtual map with incentives along the way. North Middle School has participated in this event for several years. Karen Lewis, vice president of school programs for Achilles Kids, attended North Middle’s culminating marathon celebration on May 30 and presented Stanley with a copy of his award-winning poster.


Award winning poster design created by Stanley Kao