EH Observes World Down Syndrome Day

 Eden Hall Upper Elementary Staff  Members Participate in World Down Syndrome Day

Eden Hall Upper Elementary School staff members recognized World Down Syndrome Awareness Day in March.  The day is recognized on March 21 of every year.  Down syndrome occurs when three of the 21stchromosome is present in every cell of an individual’s body.  As a result, March 21 (3-21) is the day that the world recognizes individuals who have Down syndrome and seeks to draw awareness to the contributions that these individuals bring to our society.

It is tradition to help draw awareness by wearing mismatched, crazy socks on this day.  This year the Down Syndrome Association of Pittsburgh challenged all organizations in Pittsburgh and beyond to encourage participation on this day by having members wear mismatched, crazy socks and posting a picture to the Down Syndrome Association of Pittsburgh’s Facebook page ( with the hashtag #rockyoursockspgh.

“Our Day was filled with yellow and blue, rocking crazy socks and random acts of kindness that will hopefully be paid forward,” said organizer Kelly DeHart, keyboarding and computer applications teacher.