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Friday, June 14, 2019

Another successful year for Windham and Special Olympics

Mary Greslick, AJ Mains, Kayla Fillinger, Dani Iaconeta,
 Eric Loftin, Austin Rice, James Tucker, Cam Malone 
By Matt Pascarella

Eight excited Special Olympics athletes made their way through the crowd of celebrating students, faculty and staff on Friday morning, June 7 to the vans that would take them to the University of Maine at Orono for the 50th year of the Special Olympics Maine State Summer Games.

The weekend began with a huge parade and opening ceremonies on Friday night. Saturday was filled with great competitions. Many awards and personal bests were achieved. Saturday ended with a 1969-themed dance.

In the first event, the relay, the team came out on top and brought home the gold. The event started strong for Windham with Austin Rice and continued strong legs by AJ Mains and Cam Malone, putting Windham in the lead. James Tucker extended and held that lead all the way to the end.

Eighth grader Dani Iaconeta exclaimed this was the “best weekend ever.”

“All the athletes participated in three individual events and all did a fabulous job with some personal bests,” stated Coach, Anne Blake. “Thanks to all the support from RSU14 athletic boosters, administration, our volunteer assistant coaches, Margie Dionne, Nikki Rogers, Olivia Latham and Mitch Hodge, the parents and athletes.”

Congratulations to all the athletes: Mary Greslick, AJ Mains, Kayla Fillinger, Dani Iaconeta, Eric Loftin, Austin Rice, James Tucker and Cam Malone.

rita.theriault@raymondmaine.org

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