JMHS hosts annual Marshall County Special Olympics

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John Marshall High School held their annual Marshall County Special Olympics today.

Over 350 student athletes and peer tutors spent their school day playing soccer and basketball.

Juniors and seniors from John Marshall and Cameron were able to make new connections by bonding with those with disabilities.They say this allows the students to get out and exercise, rather than sit around and not move around.

“We’re allowing them time to socialize with other kids who have the same types of problems and issues,” said Lori Prascik, Marshall County Co-Director. “We couldn’t do it without the community.”

“Most people know others and then there’s the experience of meeting other people along with from other counties and our community,” said Trinity Thomas, Participating Student.

The student athletes ranged from elementary students to those who recently graduated.

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