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Nonspeaking Valedictorian with Autism Shares Her Voice in Commencement Address

“Life is for service.” Those are the words Rollins College valedictorian Elizabeth Bonker lives by – words that inspired Rollins’ most famous graduate, Mr. Fred Rogers. Bonker, who is nonspeaking and has autism, gave a remarkable address during her school’s recent commencement ceremony in Winter Park, Florida. Clad in a cap and gown decorated with flowers, Bonker explained, through a […]

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