"If more people knew the feeling you get from helping others, more people would be doing things like this."
High school is an awkward time for many teenagers. Especially if you're considered 'different.' Fortunately, there are young people like Mike McStott.
At the start of his sophomore year at Osseo Senior High School, Mike noticed Kyle Watkins, a fellow classmate with Down Syndrome. Mike realized that Kyle could use a friend who would treat him like a regular teenager.
Mike and Kyle did all kinds of things together. Kyle liked cheering-on Mike during his hockey games. Mike taught Kyle how to play golf. That activity turned into something unexpected --- a golf league for people with Down Syndrome.
"Golf is a hard game. They have trouble with it. We have to keep them positive by offering encouragement."
Mike, an A-student, will graduate in the Spring. He hopes to attend the University of Minnesota or any other school that will offer him a golf scholarship. You can bet that a lot of his senior year will include activities with his friend Kyle.
"You're only here for a while. Do what you can."
SPECIAL CHARITY: Down Syndrome Foundation