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Marshall County Special Olympians Compete in Track & Field

Alexis Lewis (center) participates in the softball throw while her friend Jessi Donely (left), high school peer tutors (background) and Coach Shane Healy (right) watch during the Special Olympics.

More than 130 student and adult athletes participated at the 30th annual Marshall County Special Olympics Track & Field event at John Marshall High School.

Athletes were assisted by the 160 peer tutors from both Marshall County high schools, Cameron and John Marshall, while competing in various track and field events.  Participants could also make arts and crafts.

This years’ theme was Superheroes.  Everyone received a t-shirt featuring an original superhero design by John Marshall High School student Katie Robinson.

Several JM Career & Technical Education programs helped at Special Olympics.  Agriculture students prepared and set up the field for the spring games.  Nursing students in the Therapeutic Services program provided a first aid station and assisted with physicals.  JM Pro Start students prepared lunch while WJMH Media students announced results and played music.

The Knights of Pythias, American Legion, Army National Guard and Wheeling Jesuit University also lent a helping hand during the Marshall County Special Olympics Spring Games.