Floyd County Special Olympics

The Class of 2022 hosted the Special Olympics as their freshman class service project on Thursday, April 18.

The Special Olympics is an event that gives children with intellectual and physical disabilities a chance to enjoy and participate in sports.

“The Special Olympics was really fun. It was really great seeing all the joy on the kids’ faces and how happy each athlete was feeling after competing in each event,” freshman Charlie Bell said.

The freshman felt that they benefited from the event and took something valuable away from it.

“You have to be thankful for everything you have and look for the best. Sometimes we all take for granted what we have,” freshman Sophie Drake said. “We don’t look on the positive side of things and we really need to do that more.”

They thought the experience helped them as well as the kids.

“I learned to be thankful for what I have. It made a lot of my problems seem a lot smaller. This really changed my outlook on a lot of things. This event was really fun. Seeing all the kids enjoying themselves was great,” freshman Mary Mac Pittman said.

The freshman class enjoyed the Special Olympics and had a lot of fun helping out.

“After this experience, I was able to remember how lucky I am to be in the position that I am in,” Bell said. “It helped me remember to look at the value others put into activities because it might be so important to someone else. I overall really enjoyed this experience.”