Freshman Avery Campbell leads his team in the warm up laps around the track at practice on April 30. Photo by Sophia Perigo
Deluca runs the 4×100 with smile on his face after Mazza hands him the baton. Photo by Sophia Perigo
Coach Wade explains to the partners what all she wants to do next before breaking them up into groups. Photo by Sophia Perigo
Campbell runs across the field to meet up with the rest of his team. Photo by Sophia Perigo
According to the Special Olympics Indiana the athletes compete in more than 20 different olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Photo by Sophia Perigo
Hallie Stocksdale and Joey Wade stand on the side of the track waiting for further instructions from coach Wad. Photo by Sophia Perigo
The team lines up for the start of their mini race to get times for their next meet. Photo by Sophia Perigo
The team starts their 200 meter time trial. Photo by Sophia Perigo
Unified track gives the kids so much more than physical activity. “ I think the athletes are learning so much more than how to run around a track. They are a learning great social skills and definitely how to work hard,” said Mazza. Photo by Sophia Perigo
Schindler poses for a picture before he does his high jump trial. Photo by Sophia Perigo.
Deluca jumps the high jump event for his trial for the upcoming meet. Photo by Sophia Perigo
Sophomore Gracie Roberts warms up with the Unified Track team. “ I help with unified track because I enjoy exercise and I love being with the kids, “ said Roberts. Photo by Sophia Perigo
Jacob Alexander throws his trail shot put, he closes the practice with this event. Photo by Sophia Perigo
Senior Quinn Morgan runs his warm up laps around the track. The unified track team normally practices for two hours twice a week. Photo by Sophia Perigo
Senior Cait Saltzgaber runs with Hannah Melton. “ I help with unified track because I love every seconds of it. Being with those kids brightens my day, every day and it’s something I look forward to doing,” said Saltzgaber. Photo by Sophia Perigo
Mac Deluca and Senior Delaney Mazza lead this kids in their warm up. “ The kids on unified track team help me more than I could ever help them! Since I started helping in their classroom and on the track team they have all become some of my best friends and favorite people to talk to. They never fail to put a smile on my face!” said Mazza. Photo by Sophia Perigo
Brayden Schindler does jumping jacks at practice getting ready for the activities the coach has planned ahead. Photo by Sophia Perigo
Senior Kylie Gibson and Hannah Melton stretch before running the 4×100. Photo by Sophia Perigo
Everyone on the team lines up in there groups to hear further instructions. Photo by Sophia Perigo
Mazza and Deluca pose for a picture. Photo by Sophia Perigo
Junior Kyler Anderson stands during the walkout. The names and small biographies of the students were read aloud for the first few minutes, followed by silence.
Students gather to memorialize the 17 students who died in the February 14th Parkland shooting. The walkout began at 10 a.m. and lasted for 17 minutes.
An estimated 200 students filled the spine to remember the lives of those killed.
Senior Cara Hoene looks away from the crowd during the walkout. “I thought it was really meaningful for us to remember the lives that were taken. Students should not have to go to school afraid and I am proud of my generation for standing up for what we believe in. We stand with Parkland,” says Hoene.
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