Nice turnout for Special Olympics

Nice turnout for Special Olympics

Ashley Weathers

It was a beautiful day outside on the football field March 21 at Westside High School. Everyone enjoyed themselves and they had a blast at the Special Olympics.

The games took place on Westside’s football field and had competitors from a majority of the district’s elementary, middle and high schools, including Cross Creek.

There were many activities, including bowling, softball toss, 15-meter run,  60-meter dash, 25-meter assisted walk, tennis ball throw, basketball, and soccer.

In one race, Cross Creek Westside and Laney competed against each other.

Ms. Wilson, a teacher in Cross Creek’s special education program, said she just enjoyed seeing everyone having a good time and doing the events.

Ms. Sturgis, another special education teacher at Cross Creek, said the event was great.  She said the student mentors for the competition did an excellent job.

“It was very well organized,” Sturgis said. “The only thing I didn’t like was that the bus was late. Honestly, it is one of my favorite three days of the year.”

“All of our students are allowed to compete and are awarded based on their efforts,” said special education teacher Mr. Bailey.

“They have a wonderful time, and it’s a magical experience,” Mr. Davis said.

Ms.Winslow said that they had a really good time.  “The mentors were awesome, I  don’t know what I would do without them”.

It turned out to be a really good day overall. The weather was nice, it wasn’t too hot and everyone seemed to have a smile on their face after the day was over.