Gainesville Drummer Going to Seattle
17-year-old Lyndon White loves playing the drums. Lyndon's been a student at Sidney Lanier School for five years. He can't speak and he's lost almost all his hearing. He was born with congenital cytomegalovirus and because of that suffers from cerebral palsy and a seizure disorder.
But more importantly he loves to play the drums and that passion has gotten him some national recognition. As lead drummer of the school's drumline, Lyndon orchestrates the symphony of sound. He has performed at many local events and traveled all over the country.
Next week he'll go to Seattle to accept the 'Yes I Can Award' from the Council for Exceptional Children. Each year the council honors nine students for their achievements in nine categories. Lyndon will be recognized for his accomplishments in the arts.
"It really is a testament to Lyndon and our students as a whole, cause he's representative of all our students," said Dr. Don Devito, Sindey Lanier's Music Director. "They want to be able to interact, be able to have the opportunities to perform."
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