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Special Olympics Torch Run

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 05/07/2010 - 10:16
by Jordan Geyerman
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On Thursday May 6, 2010, the special education students at Salem Hills High School had the opportunity to run with the Special Olympics torch. This is a yearly event for the special education students; however, when asked if they were excited special education Teacher Mrs. Wilider said “They are very excited, a lot of them haven’t had the opportunity to run with the torch.”
                When asked if he was excited, special education Student Chance Cloyd said “On a scale of 1-10 I was about a 6. It was cool because we got to hold the torch and we got to wave to everyone in the school.”
                Rachelle Grady, a peer tutor for the special education class, was asked which of the students was most excited, she said, “Its hard to say, they were all very excited, some were even nervous.”
                Officer Greg Gurney of the Salem Police department helped spearhead the project this year. When asked why he did it, he replied “Well it’s a yearly event, also all the special education students get a chance to be stars for the day. They always go out and support our school events and it was our chance to support them.”
The excitement was clear in the faces of the students as they walked down the road holding the torch, with a thousand screaming Skyhawks cheering them on.