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OJSHS Partners With Special Olympics

by Jordyn Heckert

Jared Juenger helping a Special Olympian bowl.

On Sunday, September 29, the Student Leadership Team and the National Honor Society of Okawville Jr./Sr. High School volunteered to help in the Special Olympics Bowling Tournament. The tournament took place at the St. Clair Bowling Alley in Fairview Heights.

Special Olympics is for participants with intellectual disabilities. The athletes compete just like our regionals or sectionals for school sports. In order to advance to the next round, the athlete would have to get the best score out of their Division. In other words, they must receive a gold medal. These athletes have worked hard and trained weeks for this day, which is amazing!

Our two clubs have great students that are willing to help others and their community, so this was a perfect job for them. There were 27 members from Okawville who attended, with the addition of students from O’Fallon who volunteered to help as well.

Read the full article in this week’s issue.

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