Flour Bluff teen tours livestock show with special needs children.
ROBSTOWN — Fourteen-year-old Jules Gilliam always wanted to do something exceptional for her peers with special needs.
As a 4-H ambassador with the Nueces County Junior Livestock Show in Robstown, Jules had an idea.
She wanted to introduce them to her love for the livestock show. She thought why not give them a tour of the show so that they could get a feel of what it is all about.
“Giving a tour of the livestock show to children with special needs had never been done before,” said Suzanne Gilliam, Jules’ mother. “I told her that putting this together was going to be a big project.”
Despite what seemed to be impossible, the Flour Bluff student got the green light from the show and the school board.
“When Jules told me she wanted to do this, I immediately said yes,” said Joanna Cardona, a special education teacher for Flour Bluff Junior High School. “I thought it would be a fun experience for my students.”
Cardona said Jules started visiting her classroom early in November to develop a strong bond with each of her students.