Students were all set to compete in the Special Olympics in Fort Dodge on Thursday, but were disappointed to hear the event was canceled due to stormy weather. Amy Steen, special education instructor, said that the middle school administration acted quickly, coordinating its own Special Olympics in the multi-purpose room.
All of the fifth- and sixth-grade students sat in the stands and wildly applauded their fellow classmates as they competed in running and obstacle events.
Participants were called up to the podium to receive various medals as teachers congratulated them on their fitness accomplishments.
Students work together to keep balls afloat on top of the colorful parachute.
Vice Principal Duane Harding served as the emcee for the event and thanked faculty and staff members for putting the event so quickly together.
Students that competed were: Hunter Fair, Holly Myers, Samantha Baccan, Allie Fredrickson, Brandon Goos, Tim Hollander, Zack McMurray, Kisston Thomas and Ethan Cushman