Wheelchair costumes bring out the best in students

For some of Navarre’s wheelchair-riding trick-or-treaters, this year’s Halloween costume will be more elaborate thanks to the efforts and donations of a group of Okaloosa high schoolers.

The Costumes for Kids project had Okaloosa Academy art students designing, cutting, painting, constructing and decorating costumes for the wheelchairs of four young children last year for Halloween, and this year they will be doing it again for six more boys and girls ranging in age from 3 to 8 years old.

These children come from Milton, Pensacola and two from Navarre, and they have a range of conditions from cerebral palsy to neurodegenerative conditions.

Jackie Sines is the art teacher at Okaloosa Academy who directed the high schoolers in creating the unique costumes.

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Bat Girl, also known as Logan Medlock, enjoyed her very own Batmobile at Halloween last year thanks to the Costumes for Kids project. This year’s costumes include The Flintstones and Legend of Zelda themes.

Bat Girl, also known as Logan Medlock, enjoyed her very own Batmobile at Halloween last year thanks to the Costumes for Kids project. This year’s costumes include The Flintstones and Legend of Zelda themes.

Navarre resident Kaden Cortello zooms by in his Captain America costume during trick-or-treating last year. Kaden’s wheelchair was decked out by high school students of Okaloosa Academy as part of a project in their art class.

Navarre resident Kaden Cortello zooms by in his Captain America costume during trick-or-treating last year. Kaden’s wheelchair was decked out by high school students of Okaloosa Academy as part of a project in their art class.

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