Schools honor World Down Syndrome Day By Jessica Williams, The Times-News 3/28/19 Reprinted with permission.
Highland and Andrews Elementary Schools honored World Down Syndrome Day Thursday, March 21, by wearing colorful and mismatched socks to school. Why socks? They look a little bit like chromosomes. And why March 21? AFRT, the French Association for Research on Trisomy 21, selected it to represent the extra 21st chromosome individuals with trisomy 21 — the most common form of Down syndrome — possess. World Down Syndrome Day has been officially observed by the United Nations since 2012 and is celebrated around the world.