Celebrating HSSD Special Olympics Bowling

Celebrating HSSD Special Olympics Bowling
Posted on 11/20/2019
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Our HSSD Special Olympics Bowling Team enjoyed an exciting season, and we celebrate their success! Special Olympics Bowling is open to students ages 8-21. Participation includes a series of practices and instruction and a culminating competition at the Special Olympics  Bowling Tournament. The HSSD team is part of Area 10, alongside Special Olympics teams in other Garland and Saline County school districts. The Hot Springs Civitan Club generously organizes an Area 10 Tournament to host all schools. Practices and the final tournament are hosted at Central Bowling Lanes.

Being a Special Olympics athlete is about far more than competition. The motto “Let me win, but if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt,” is threaded into all learning and achievement. Athletes practice during class time within this program, because practices also include academic lessons and objectives. Students are taught the techniques of the sport, while also learning about teamwork, patience, accepting and working through challenges and failure, encouraging each other, and giving maximum effort.  All team members are celebrated for the skill level achieved during the season. 

Following the Area 10 Tournament, which was hosted on October 25, the highest participant scores are calculated and finalists are invited to participate in the State Special Olympics Bowling Tournament.Congrats to all of our Special Olympics Athletes! We also congratulate and wish luck to our five athletes who qualified for State Competition, who will compete at Professor Bowl (Little Rock) on Wednesday, December 4: Jesse Alvarez, Oaklawn Visual & Performing Arts Magnet School; Cruz Orellana, Hot Springs Junior Academy; Bralan Dobbins, Hot Springs World Class High School; Brianna Garner, Hot Springs World Class High School; and Ashlyn Melvin, Hot Springs World Class High School.

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