A magic show allows viewers to see what feels like the impossible becomes possible. It allows the audience to see the world through a different lens and to celebrate that unique view together. That is the message Argos Community Schools hoped for when they asked Cody Clark, the magician, to perform at school.

“The Cody Clark Magic Show was a great message that I think all students need to hear” states Ned Speicher, Superintendent of Argos Community Schools. “Cody combines magic with a motivational message to be yourself and embrace our differences as that is what makes us unique.”

Cody Clark was diagnosed with autism at an early age and was told he would never walk, talk, or have a job. Cody overcame those barriers and now performs his magic show, a blend of comedy, country music, storytelling, and autism advocacy, for various audiences.

Carter Coleman, Argos 8th grade student thought the magic show was amazing. “He taught me that it’s okay to be different and encouraged us to be ourselves. My favorite part was the ring trick that he did.”

Sixth-grade student, Dillon Norris, also shared the positive impact the show had on him. “The magic show was funny and very cool. After the show, I was able to talk with him about what makes him unique and how he incorporates that into his magic.”

Cody uses his own personal story in his show to demonstrate what it is like to live with autism and the importance of embracing differences.

The message did not stay in the Argos Auditorium. The conversation carried on into the hallways and classrooms. Kate Jarosinski, Argos First Grade Teacher, shared “We had a great discussion after the magic show. We discussed how dull our classroom would be if we were all the same and how we can celebrate our differences. We each shared something about ourselves that made us unique and special.”

 To learn more about the Cody Clark Magic Show, you can visit https://www.codyclarkmagic.com/home.

 Argos Community Schools has always followed the tradition of providing quality instruction to all students so that they can achieve success in learning. As a one-campus k-12 school corporation, the goal is to maintain excellence to ensure the success of every child. Learn more about this high-achieving school at www.argos.k12.in.us.