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Special Olympics Swim Meet Held

Special Olympics athlete Bryan Belford, a 6th grader at Cameron Elementary School, competes in the annual swim meet while his peer tutor from Cameron High School, Kaia Leasure, looks on in the backgound.

Marshall County hosted its 30th annual Special Olympics Swim Meet on Thursday.

This event was for students and adults.  The swim meet consisted of 75 peer tutors and 110 participants.

The peer tutors were from John Marshall High School and Cameron High School. Teachers and peer students helped with the swim meet for the students.

“The peer students learn a lot,” explained Marshall County Special Olympics Co-Coordinator Catherine Folmer. “They learn how to work with other students. They also get a sense of pride in helping the athletes”.

The athletes competing earned ribbons for first, second and third place in different events.

The swim meet started with the elementary school kids in the morning and in the afternoon middle school, high school and adults competed.

Story by: Amy Makara, JM Senior Broadcasting Student