Riders represent at Special Olympics
By Kayla Rudd |
On Friday April 1, the PALS, some of the JROTC cadets, and the Special Education department left the school to Blossom Athletic Center help with and participate in the Special Olympics.
Senior Tyree Thomas sang the National Anthem in front of all the schools, parents, and students who were there for the fourth year in a row.
“It was an all around fun experience to be able to sing in front of everyone and run this year,” Thomas said.
The track meet offers a series of running and throwing events. The kids line up by different age groups and the length they’re running. It isn’t easy to prepare for these events.
“I gave it my all and didn’t give up. It was a lot of fun being with friends and having people there to support me through it all,” junior Karina Torres Maldonado said.
The different events the kids were able to take part of in were the 100 and 5o yard dash. There is also the softball throw, shut put, and discus throwing.
“The experience was one I’ll never forget,” senior PAL Brielle Morgan said. “It was so much fun to encourage the athletes and make new friends and I think it’s really important for the student body to recognize how amazing this event is.”