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 Montgomery County Council Honors Angie Fuentes

SEEING INSPIRATION  . . . Angie Fuentes (speaking), Seneca Valley junior, became the only known blind student in the area to take advantage of the Maryland state rule that schools must provide students with disabilities equal opportunities to participate in mainstream sports as long as the accommodation does not change the character of the sport or pose a safety hazard. The Montgomery County Council honored Angie for her accomplishments competing for her Germantown school’s cross-country team through the aid of a ‘guide runner’ who connects with her via a baton. Pictured (left to right): her mother, Karla; Seneca Valley Athletic Director Jesse Irvan; Jordana Ashe, a Seneca coach; Seneca Principal Marc Cohen; and Councilmember Craig Rice.