This year we had a total of 12 students compete in Special Olympics bowling. We have been practicing every Friday since the beginning of the school year, and they really did such a wonderful job! We emphasized to them that this was NOT about the scores and was all about having fun, and although they succeeded in having the most fun there, we also succeeded in the scores too 😉 The awards were handed out per lane so none of them were competing against each other, just students from other schools or districts.
In order from left to right, top to bottom in the picture we have:
Emily Saldana- 4th Place Thomas Garcia- 4th Place Luke Cline- 3rd Place David Garcia- 2nd Place Teresa Martinez- 1st Place Gerardo Carrillo- 5th place Christopher Ramirez- 4th Place Maria Carrillo- 2nd Place Alan Mejia- 4th Place Miguel Medina- 2nd Place Ramses Castaneda- 2nd Place Michael Thompson- 1st Place
These students are the happiest. The RISE and GRIND Coffee Crew want to say thank you to each and every staff member who supported the RISE department this year through our coffee shop. Even if it was just $1 for a water bottle, you helped us fully fund a trip to the zoo for our students, some of whom have never been to the zoo before. Today was magic and it is all thanks to you guys.
If you did not have a chance to support us this year, don't worry! We will be open next year ready to serve you guys. This program has been so beneficial to each of our students learning life and job skills all year long. I just truly cannot thank you enough for helping them, and helping me reward them for all of their hard work. It means the world to me.