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Ste. Genevieve R-II Students Shine at Special Olympics
Ste. Genevieve R-II Students Shine at Special Olympics
Bailey Otto
Friday, April 12, 2019

Congratulations to our Olympians who participated in the Southeast Missouri Special Olympic Games on Saturday, April 6, at the Southeast Missouri University Recreation Center! This was the second year that our Ste. Genevieve R-II students attended the event, and it was the second year that the team qualified for state!

“If you’ve never been to a Special Olympics game, I highly recommend it. It will restore your faith in humanity, and reminds you of all of the good things in the world,” Special Olympics Teacher and Head Coach Kristi Cleghorn says. “So many people work hard to make these events happen. The athletes, the volunteers, the coordinators, the families, and so many more. We’re so lucky to be able to participate in these local events and to have so much support to get us there.”

The event is for students ages 8 and up, and about 400 athletes participated. Every Ste. Genevieve R-II student qualified for state! Check out their accomplishments in the events below!

Long Jump:

  • Kailey Grant, 1st Place, 5th grader
  • Rihanna Gretzmacher, 2nd Place, 4th grader
  • Ona Lightle, 1st Place, 7th grader
  • Andrew Marzuco, 1st Place, 11th grader
  • Braden Schott, 2nd Place, 9th grader
  • Lena Wallman, 3rd Place, 8th grader

Softball:

  • Kailey Grant, 1st Place, 5th grader
  • Rihanna Gretzmacher, 2nd Place, 4th grader
  • Ona Lightle, 2nd Place, 7th grader
  • Andrew Marzuco, 3rd Place, 11th grader
  • Braden Schott, 2nd Place, 9th grader
  • Lena Wallman, 3rd Place, 8th grader

Tennis Ball Throw:

  • August Rottler, 1st Place, 11th grader

25 M:

  • August Rottler, 1st Place, 11th grader

50 M:

  • Braden Schott, 2nd Place, 9th grader
  • Lena Wallman, 2nd Place, 8th grader

100 M:

  • Kailey Grant, 1st Place, 5th grader
  • Rihanna Gretzmacher, 2nd Place, 4th grader
  • Ona Lightle, 3rd Place, 7th grader
  • Andrew Marzuco, 2nd Place, 11th grader