;

Author Visit Provides Lesson In Perseverance For Phoenix Students

PHOENIX – Third graders in the Phoenix Central School District recently learned about adversity and perseverance when local author Benjamin Kellogg stopped in for a visit.

Local author Benjamin Kellogg poses for a photo with Phoenix students Shaylynn Grevelding and Garrett Baldwin.
Local author Benjamin Kellogg poses for a photo with Phoenix students Shaylynn Grevelding and Garrett Baldwin.

Desiree Moore’s class at Michael A. Maroun Elementary School listened and asked questions as Kellogg described his journey to becoming a published author.

Kellogg, who has autism, told the students that despite facing challenges in his life, he never gave up.

“It’s taken me many years to do a lot of different things, but it has all been worth it,” Kellogg said.

Kellogg read some of his published work, including one of his “Noah and Logan” children’s books.

He also fielded questions about his educational background and some of the difficulties he encounters due to autism.