Highland County Special Olympics athletes compete in regional qualifier


On April 28th, Highland County Special Olympics took 22 athletes to compete at Rio Grande in the hopes of qualifying for the State track and field which will be held at the Ohio State University on June 23rd, 24th, and 25th.

The qualifier event at Rio Grande included various events such as 100 Meter Dash, Standing Long Jump, Shot Put, Softball Throw, Wheelchair Race, etc. Nine other counties attended to this event; Highland, Ross, Adams, Scioto, Pike, Jackson, Gallia, Lawrence, and Vinton counties.

Our volunteers are extremely proud of our local athletes who competed at their very best in their divisions. It is a good feeling knowing your athletes are having fun and enjoy competing. They represented Highland County very well by showing maturity, positive attitudes, respects to other athletes, and overall good sportsmanship.

Highland County Special Olympics would like to thank our volunteers who showed tremendous amount of support for our athletes. And a big congratulation to all of our athletes for their success at Rio Grande!

Highland Co. athletes were:

Timmy Adams, Kierra Brown, Monica Burlett, Savannah Corrigan, Letitia Couch, Michael Eldridge, Logan Elliott, Steven Elliott, Travis Emery, Jordan Humphrey, David Jones, Jasmine Jones, Jean Ann Jones, Alexus Lunsford, David Madden, Jessica Polstra, Madeline Rogers, Brice Seymour, Lucy Seymour, Chris Tissot, Terrell Willis, and Riley Wilson

Volunteers:

Bill Ackley (Teacher at Lynchburg H.S.), Nathan Boatman (Local Coordinator at HCBDD), Teresa Cox (Teacher’s aide at H.S.), Jordan Freeze (Art Studio Coordinator at HCBDD), Phil Louden (Operations Mgr. at HCBDD), Lori Newman (Intervention Specialist at Lynchburg H.S.), Anna Ritter (Driver at HCBDD) Marci Snively (teacher at Hillsboro H.S.).

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If you have any questions regarding to Highland County Special Olympics, please reach out to Nathan Boatman at (937) 393- 7926 or email nboatman@highdd.org

Thank you for your support!!!

Nathan Boatman is the Special Olympics Coordinator for the Highland Co. Board of D.D.

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