Special Olympics

The Kansas Special Olympics is very important to some kids and adults.

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The Kansas Special Olympics is very important to some kids and adults.

Kaylea Herrman, Staff Writer

Mrs.O’dell´s class recently took a trip to Hays, Kansas to participate in the Special Olympics. This outside organization was held by local volunteers, and the MHS students taking part were Micah Anderson, Caleb Demaio, Olivia Inman, and Will Wheat. These students all participated in group basketball.

Special Olympics is held worldwide and is currently one of the biggest sports organizations for children and adults with physical or intellectual disabilities. They offer 30+ sports activities for the participants that gives each individual experience and chances to challenge themselves among competitors. Ranging from age 2 to 99, the spectrum of lives being impacted and changed for the better is astronomical.

The students that participated received 1st place in their age division for the sport of basketball. Will Wheat, Sophomore participant, said, “I love basketball and I pass to my teammates. It is my dream to have basketball in my life .” Olivia Inman, Senior participant, said, “It’s the different sports and also the acceptance of special needs because us with special needs feel like outcasts. Throughout the whole entire thing you can actually experience different kids with different disabilities. It’s like going through special Ed but instead were playing sports.”

If you see Micah Anderson, Caleb Demaio, Olivia Inman or Will Wheat in the halls, feel free to congratulate them on this amazing achievement! This is quite an accomplishment for them all and definitely deserve some recognition.