Today, May 12, 2010, approximately 275 special education students from across the district competed in the Special Olympic Games at Cardinal Ritter High School.


    Opening Ceremony began with the running of the Olympic Torch around the track before students took the field to earn medals in track and field events such as sprinting, jumping, and throwing.


    “Our students have participated in the Special Olympics for 8 years now, and it is a wonderful experience,” said Rosalie Buscher, SLPS Special Olympics Coordinator. 


    Students will continue the games on Friday, May 14th, 10:00am, at Affton High School. For more information please contact the Office of Public Information (314) 345-2367.


    Pictured: Mahir Mudy, a student from Gateway Michael, throws a ball while his “student buddy” cheers him on. Also pictured, from left to right, Rani Kendrick, Summer Givens, Lorenzo Johnson, and DeJuan Wright proudly display their medals from the Special Olympics platform at Cardinal Ritter High School.