This Saturday, Andrew Lawson will enter the Norwell High School Hall of Fame. I wrote earlier this year about Andrew’s passing and how he had brought so many people together during his life. Andrew’s life was full of achievements; the local news article announcing his induction shows Andrew embracing soccer coach Jack Browne.
“Andrew Lawson ’08 – Student Athlete, Coach, Friend of Clipper Athletics” is how the Hall of Fame notation will read. I’m looking forward to the ceremony and reception this Saturday.
It’s also a good way to start National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM). Andrew typifies a new generation of adults with disabilities who are respected and included. Success in employment is preceded by recognition. And recognition always requires respect and inclusion.
Thank you to Andrew, his family, friends, teachers and others. Each generation adds to the contributions of previous ones. We learn from our past to build a better future.
Leo V. Sarkissian