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Murrieta teen recognized for excellence, excels despite blindness


Last updated 12/29/2017 at Noon

Lillyannah Russo, 17, was the recipient of Stevie Wonder Star Student Award for 2017. Russo is pictured with Wonder’s son and daughter, Sophia and Kwame Morris. Courtesy photo

A 17-year-old Murrieta girl who is blind was recently honored with a special award for her all-around exceptionalism during an event in Los Angeles Dec. 16.

Lillyannah Russo was recently presented with the Stevie Wonder Star Student Award, which recognizes a student who has performed in an exceptional manner in all areas of their lives.

The award was presented to Russo at the Junior Blind Children’s Holiday Carnival in Los Angeles by Wonder’s son and daughter, Sophia and Kwame Morris.

Russo was born with a condition that caused her to have significant vision loss and only limited lig...

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