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Blind Amsterdam teen to lead student body

Perez wins Student Council president vote

Luis Perez, front right, has been elected Student Council president at Lynch Middle School in Amsterdam. Bella Porter, front left, will serve with him on the council as secretary. Standing behind them are Student Council advisor Colleen Resila, left, and aide Michele Cetnar.
Photographer: Sudip Bhattacharya
Luis Perez, front right, has been elected Student Council president at Lynch Middle School in Amsterdam. Bella Porter, front left, will serve with him on the council as secretary. Standing behind them are Student Council advisor Colleen Resila, left, and aide Michele Cetnar.
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Luis Perez has very high expectations for himself. ā€œI wanted to be the first blind president at Lynch,ā€ the 13-year-old Lynch Middle School student said with a grin. That dream came true Friday, when sixth- and seventh-graders at the school elected Perez as president of the Student Council, making him the first blind student to fill the job. He will serve as president next year as an eighth-grader. ā€œIā€™m excited. I just feel like I ...


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