By Emily Ringen
Elementary Special Education
The Holden School District hosted an area Special Olympics event on Wednesday, May 11.
More than 100 athletes competed in this amazing event, representing multiple schools in our area.
The morning started with the opening ceremony, including the Parade of Athletes.
The audience was then asked to honor a Holden student, Marcus Campbell, who passed away last month, by dancing to his favorite song “Baby Shark.”
The final part of the opening ceremony was the reading of the Special Olympics oath – “Let me win. But if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt.”
Following the opening ceremony, the track and field competition began for all athletes.
A big thank you to Holden Foundation members: Sally Davidson, Georgia Jarman, Jen Hancock, Stephanie Howe; our emcee for the event, Kevin Coleman; Holden staff and student body; the HHS track team; parents/guardians; our amazing volunteers; and Special Olympics Missouri staff!
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