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Special Day for Volunteers, Special Olympics Participants

TUNKHANNOCK — About 300 students participated in this year’s Special Olympics in Wyoming County. The annual event included students from Lackawanna, Susquehanna, Wyoming, Wayne, and Pike Counties.

Organizers say about 100 student volunteers were involved in the event.

For high school senior Maggie Sohns, it was a bittersweet day as she helped out with the events.

“I really like interacting with the kids. They’re so much fun and they’re just here for a good time,” Sohns said.

The Tunkhannock Area High School senior has been involved with Special Olympics since the fifth grade. This year’s event will be her last. Sohns graduates from high school this school year.

“It’s definitely bittersweet. I’m excited for what next fall brings, but this is definitely really sad to say goodbye to this,” Sohns said.

Student volunteers say it isn’t just a fun-filled day on the track, it’s also a day to help classmates and those with disabilities.

“It brings me a lot of joy getting to see the kids so happy doing something they can’t normally do other than now,” student volunteer Courtney Yuhas said.

Yuhas and her buddy Jennifer Morrison participated in the track events together.

“It brings me a lot of joy getting to see the kids so happy doing something they can’t normally do other than now,” student volunteer Courtney Yuhas said.

 

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SPECIAL OLYMPICS, TUNKHANNOCK, WYOMING COUNTY