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The flame is lit for the Special Olympics

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Students from FISD’s Special Education program are heading to the annual Special Olympics track and field meet at Kuykendall Stadium. The meet will take place on Friday, April 19.

Students from FISD’s Special Education program are going to present their skills and have fun at the annual Special Olympics track and field meet Friday at Memorial High School.

SPED instructional coach Amber Biggers believes that the competition is a great way for special education students to get the same experience as everyone else.

“Special Olympics gives them the opportunity to compete just like their neurotypical peers get to compete in things like track and field,” Biggers said. “They get that camaraderie with each other, cheering each other on and learning that feeling of competition which they enjoy.”

Redhawks in Partners PE have been working to help assist students by training them.

“To practice for the Special Olympics, we’ve been doing running warm-ups, relay races, and practicing throwing things so that way we can be prepared to do well,” Partners PE member Anna Young said. “In the past, we’ve done Special Olympics bowling and Special Olympics basketball, and we did wonderful on both of those so hopefully that success will carry over into the track and field events.”

Special Olympic events happen yearly which includes all Frisco ISD students in Special Education. 

“The events are so much fun for everybody, they even get a send-off like other students,” Biggers said. “It involves every Special Education student that participates in the district, so its hundreds and hundreds of people that are present.”

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