CHS special education students gear up for games

by Todd Brooks

Amy Miller is a big fan of the Special Olympics, so when she came to Comanche High School this year as the special education teacher, she wanted to give her students the opportunity to compete.

They will get the chance to do just that this Saturday.

Comanche is sending five unified teams to compete in the cornhole tournament competition at the state Special Olympics Winter Games competition on the University of Oklahoma campus in Norman.

“Unified means we pair kids with special needs with general education students to become a team,” Miller said.

When it came to finding students to pair with the special education students, Miller sent out an email to students asking for help as getting help from other faculty members to find the right general education students.

“They had to have good grades, a good attitude and were willing to work with the students,” Miller said.

Five students showed up wanting to be a part of it.

The teams are: Rebecca Wilson and Brooklyn Walden, Ryan Hadley and Sarah Alvarez, Elizabeth Anderson and Grace Kinkade, Dylan Williams and Aretta Seymour and Aiesha Griffith and Jaxson Billlingsley.

The teams are coached by Miller, Debbie Stonerock and Kristen Prucha.

“They are very, very excited, they talk about it all the time and are ready to go,” Miller said. “They are also excited about getting their uniforms in a couple of days.”

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