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Special Olympians Succeed in Bocce

 

IMG_0895In October, 14 Midway High School special needs students participated in the Area Special Olympics Bocce Ball tournament.  Dae’Quan Portis, Colton May, Kade Perry, Jamie Karney, Maria-Jose Anzaldua, and Daniel Sumrall came in first place.  Cody Long, Qutibah Al-Farouqi, and Brennen Cummings in second, and Eddy, Jared Seale, Kris Simmons, Michael Whitely, and Garrett Anz placed third.

Bocce ball helps teach students important life skills such as “coordinatioIMG_0221n, turn taking, scoring, and sportsmanship.” The sport also provides training in an athletic event.

The next Special Olympics event will take place on Nov.2, 2015, at AMF Westview Lanes at 5:30, to help prepare the Special Athletes for the Area Bowling competition at Fort Hood on Nov. 20.

Article by Aleena Stephens, MHS Student, Independent Study in Journalism