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  • Bellefonte Area students participate in Special Olympics Geri Ryan track meet

    The Life Skills Support and CLM classrooms at Bellefonte Area Middle School participated in the annual Geri Ryan track meet April 19 at Penn State’s Multisport Facility. It’s part of Special Olympics Pennsylvania. Elementary students also participated in this year’s Special Olympics event.

    Teacher Jeff Rager said students and coaches worked with athletes during tutorial time before they partook in events such as the 25-, 50-, 100- and 200-meter runs, the standing long jump and softball throw. The class also ran in the 4x100 relay. Each student participated in three events and won medals or ribbons for their efforts.

    Middle school students who participated were Chase Bailey, Zayne Bailey, Eden Guizar, Devin Heckman, Nathan Jewell, Amber Keith, Kellan Luibil, Zoey Nichols, Kenny Russo, Dori Russo and Alexa Steiner.

    *By Brit Milazzo, public relations director, BASD