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Special Olympics day to become school-wide day of service

Special Olympics day to become school-wide day of service

Claire Smout, Awards Coordinator

October 6, 2017

Last school year, over 500 students volunteered in Special Olympics. Although more students applied, the administration had to cap the number of participants because of space issues. This year, as a solution, the day will become a school-wide day of service. “Not everyone could do Special Olympics an...

Community unites to plan Special Olympics

Community unites to plan Special Olympics

Wonsang Lee, Staff Writer

February 10, 2017

Five hundred volunteers. Two hundred athletes. And countless hours all poured into one memorable event on Feb. 13: Special Olympics 2017. “Every year, the number of participants in Special Olympics grows, and this year, we have the largest amount [ever],” Science Academic Support teacher Susan...

Kjell Hagen and Tyler Hannegan’s journey to Special Olympics

Kjell Hagen and Tyler Hannegan’s journey to Special Olympics

Grant Aden, Sports Editor

November 9, 2016

Seniors Kjell Hagen and Tyler Hannegan won the opportunity to be considered for the North American National Special Olympics in Seattle, WA.

Nicole Wang takes over as Special Olympics coordinator

Nicole Wang takes over as Special Olympics coordinator

Nell Jaskowiak, Staff Writer

March 1, 2016

On Feb. 22, hundreds of students from West High and across the St. Louis area converged on the main gym, clad in bright purple, green, yellow, red and salmon shirts. Over 400 West High volunteers worked at this year’s Special Olympics, with positions in Victory Village, as unified players, buddies and buddy captains.

How to make Special Olympics the best day for your Buddy

How to make Special Olympics the best day for your Buddy

Emily Wind, Staff Wirter

February 16, 2016

With the annual Special Olympics less than a week away, preparations finalizing the day’s events for all the athletes have already begun.

Student Spotlight: Sarah Goldblum

Student Spotlight: Sarah Goldblum

Bronte Segura, Staff Writer

March 10, 2015

Junior Sarah Goldblum spreads positivity working with special education students.

Special Olympics Buddy Helpers

Special Olympics Buddy Helpers

Grant Aden, Staff Writer

February 27, 2015

Standing with his special olympics buddies, sophomore Charlie Hummel prepared to help run the torch at the beginning of the event.  Being buddied with freshman Luke Whitten, Hummel enjoyed spending the day with his new friend. "Running the torch up at  the beginning with Luke was really exciting. He...

Racing to Victory

Racing to Victory

Claire Martin, Staff Writer

February 26, 2015

Participating in Special Olympics, freshman Tyler Ramatowski and senior Will Clark help their buddy, DeMarko in a relay race

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