Students Participate in Fellowship Games

Friday served up a beautiful morning for students who gathered at Norris Middle School to compete for ribbons and medals.

For the second year, 120 special needs kids from a dozen OPS middle schools took their skills to the Fellowship Games.

Organizers say the events help the students with socialization and sportsmanship and ultimately make them better students.

Sherri Wehr, with King Science Center, said, "A lot of the ACP students get on the school bus because they have to go home. This is allowing them to have a sporting activity, an event like all the other students have, and be able to participate against students from other schools. There's a huge number of things they're gaining from this."

The schools even brought their mascots.

We're told these events may be a springboard for the youngsters entering events for the Special Olympics.

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