2019 WKBN Caring Scholarship – 3rd Place Winner – Helaena Holloway

Caring for our Community

The WKBN 27 Caring for Our Community campaign honors local juniors and seniors in our Tom Holden Memorial Scholarship competition.  In 2019, more than 225 entries were recieved from across our Valley.

We would like to congratulate our 3rd place winner – Helaena Holloway, a senior at Victory Christian High School, who wrote her PSA about The Rich Center for Autism.


* a kindergarten classroom with children playing together*

Narrator: Everything may seem normal to you, but what about the child in the corner.

*shows an autistic child hiding in the corner. The child has his hands over his ears, his eyes are tightly shut, and he appears to be humming.*

Narrator: This is how a child with Autism feels in a classroom *hear several children talking at once, a bell ringing, cars driving by, lockers slamming, people walking, pencils writing, toys dropping* * the sounds are loud and slightly fade out before another sound is made* *every time a sound is created, the camera turns to the object making the sound*

Narrator: But what if there was a classroom where an autistic child could feel like this.  

*Shows a cheerful classroom with colorful walls with many children with Autism in it. The children are learning with hands on projects. The children look happy and are interacting with their teacher.*

Narrator: The Rich Center for Autism creates a comfortable classroom environment for children with Autism. You can help more Autistic Children by donating to The Rich Center’s Building for Tomorrow Fund. Together, we can build for tomorrow.

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