Rockhurst Creates Meaningful Costume

Students and teachers from various Engineering and Arts classes came together to participate in a non-profit organization called “Walkin’ & Rollin’ Costumes.”  

These Rockhurst High School students constructed a Halloween costume for seven year-old Grant, who is bound to a wheelchair.  Grant wanted to be an ambulance, so the Rockhurst group spent time before, during and after school to make it happen.

“Students and staff worked with Walkin' and Rollin' for the first time, and it really put the ‘men for others’ mantra into action,” said Tate Owens, Visual & Performing Arts Department Chair.  “They created a life-like ambulance that attaches to his wheelchair, and they were re extremely proud to help make his Halloween dream a reality.”

Rockhurst's faculty and student leaders on the project included: Mr. Tate Owens, Mr. Andrew Wilson, Mrs. Ashlea Christopher, Mr. Stephen Arico, Mr. Andy Wilcox and seniors Kevin Cardenas, Nick Wolfe, and Krishon Harris.

The costume was presented to Grant on Oct. 19 so that he could have it in plenty of time before trick-or-treating.  There was a reveal party hosted at the Grain Valley Fire Station, where members of the Central Jackson County Fire Protect District and Grant's teachers at Sni-A-Bar Elementary gathered to celebrate.



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