Summarized by Lena Booth
Blind LDS Student Honored
Deseret News 26Apr00 P2
By Jennifer Toomer-Cook: Deseret News staff writer
SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH -- On Wednesday, April 19th, five Utah students
were honored with $1,000 scholarships from the Utah Education
Association's Children At Risk Foundation. The foundation is trying
to recognize the accomplishments of children that have overcome
significant adversity. One of those recognized was LDS student Blaine
Shelton, who is blind.
Shelton, from Layton, Utah, is one of the many athletes working to
qualify to compete in the Paralympics in Sydney this summer. Shelton
has not let his blindness slow him down. He runs a 4:39 minute
1500-meter and is determined to shave 20 seconds off his time before
the competitions begin. His two goals in life are to go on a mission
and to the Olympics.