New York State Special Olympics

South Huntington’s Roseberte ‘Rosie’ Pierre (left) and Alana Thurer usher in the ceremonial torch.
South Huntington’s Roseberte ‘Rosie’ Pierre (left) and Alana Thurer usher in the ceremonial torch.
The Power Lifting competition took place inside the South Gym much to the delight of everyone involved.
The Power Lifting competition took place inside the South Gym much to the delight of everyone involved.
The Shot Put was open to all athletes and this young Olympian concentrated on where she wants her shot to land.
The Shot Put was open to all athletes and this young Olympian concentrated on where she wants her shot to land.
Broken into age groups, the Softball Throw was a popular event.
Broken into age groups, the Softball Throw was a popular event.
At the games, the spirit of competition was strong but the day is best summed up by the Special Olympics creed:
At the games, the spirit of competition was strong but the day is best summed up by the Special Olympics creed: "Let me win, but if I cannot win, let me be brave in my attempt."
Some of our Walt Whitman volunteers get a lift to an event by Athletic Director Dr. Jim Wright.
Some of our Walt Whitman volunteers get a lift to an event by Athletic Director Dr. Jim Wright.
This young South Huntington Olympian is very proud of his hard-earned medal.
This young South Huntington Olympian is very proud of his hard-earned medal.

We were honored on Sunday, May 1, to host the New York State Special Olympics and see over 200 of our faculty, students, and parents host the thousands of visitors that came to the Walt Whitman campus. The light rain didn’t dampen the spirits of everyone in attendance, and it was a heartwarming day that exemplified the genuine commitment to others, which characterizes our South Huntington community. Special thanks to Dr. Wright for coordinating this event and to all the volunteers who made the day special.

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