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Springs Notebook: Big Special Olympics Victories

Wed, 05/15/2024 - 20:15
The Springs School Special Olympics athletes and their coaches, Kristy LaMonda, Whitney Reidlinger, and Joseph Colavito
Elle Reidlinger

The Springs School’s special Olympiad team had a phenomenal performance at the Special Olympics event at Plainedge High School in North Massapequa on May 4. The team, made up of students in the life skills and self-contained classrooms at Springs, had big victories across the board.

Matthew (students’ last names have been withheld), in his first-ever Special Olympics, placed third in the softball throw and won a bronze medal. Cameron, in a very hard-fought 50-meter dash, placed fourth over all, and had his photo taken on the podium. Charlie received a bronze medal in the 50-meter dash and placed sixth in the softball throw. Additionally, Benji, in his very first Special Olympics for Springs, placed fourth in the 50-meter dash and sixth in the softball throw. Finally, Hudson placed second in a photo-finish 100-meter dash and won a silver medal.

Their fellow students were proud of them and excited to see what happens at next year’s games.

On a different note, the Journalism Club will be retiring for the remainder of the 2023-24 school year. “Both Christine Sampson and Carissa Katz of The East Hampton Star have been extremely supportive and helpful as the club got back on its feet this year, and we couldn’t be more grateful,” the club said. Enjoy the summer!

By Adrie Quinn, 8th grade

 

 


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