Meet Liana Sinnott & Lea Constantino
Liana and Lea are a buddy pair from Saratoga Springs High School, which opened in the spring of 2014. Since being paired in February, their friendship has grown tremendously and has served as an inspiration to all of those involved with Best Buddies. Their story of inclusion and friendship made a huge impact on their fellow buddies in the program at their high school. Without Best Buddies, Lea and Liana would not have been able to enjoy the amazing friendship they share together now and will share for years to come.
According to Lea, her life has changed for the better since joining Best Buddies. “Since joining Best Buddies, I have made lots of new friends. My new friends make me laugh and they make me happy.”
Peer buddy Liana adds that Lea has been an awesome addition to her life. “I’m truly lucky to have met such a wonderful friend and I know we will stay in touch even after I leave high school,” says Liana. “I can’t imagine being paired and sharing experiences with anyone other than Lea. Before joining Best Buddies I had little knowledge about special education. After joining the program, I realized how impactful the club is, not only to the buddies, but also to the greater community. I’ve made countless friends from both special and general education classes thanks to Best Buddies.”