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Fulton Middle School alumnus and Special Olympics volunteer Tyler Oestreich talks to students about the importance of having a good attitude and being nice Wednesday afternoon in the first of several activities organized by the FMS Student Council to promote the Spread the Word to End the Word campaign.

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Fulton Middle School student council seeks to ‘end the word’

Assembly, spirit week intended to spread awareness about hurtful use of ‘retard’

The word “retard” means to hinder, delay or slow, but more often is used in a negative way to describe something as stupid — in a way defined in Webster’s New World College Dictionary as, “[slang] a) a retarded person (an offensive term of contempt).”


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