2018 Self-Advocate of the Year:
Sophia Horvath is a senior at Wilson Central High School and is on the varsity cheerleading squad. Her favorite class is small animal care. She was nominated her junior year for homecoming court at Mt. Juliet High School and was voted “Best all around” by her peers her senior year there. She also participates in the Best Buddies and Special Olympics.
She is a purple belt in Taekwondo. Last year, along with 4 other team mates, she competed at the AAU junior Olympics in Detroit, and she won 2 Gold Medals!
Sophia currently works after school at Smith County Animal Clinic. She loves her job and especially taking care of animals. She was also featured in DSAMT's The Spotlight, which you can read here.
In April, Sophia will be at the National Down Syndrome Society's Buddy Walk® on Washington Advocacy Conference and Adult Summit representing DSAMT and Tennessee during our 3.21 celebration on April 7th! It's just one of the duties of DSAMT's Self-Advocate of the Year.
Please help us congratulate Sophia on an honor well-deserved!
The Self-Advocate of the Year Award was established to recognize an individual with Down syndrome (age 16+) who, through their everyday activities, creates public awareness and understanding of individuals with Down syndrome and whose passion exemplifies the values and vision of DSAMT.