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Students don’t realize the impact they have on others’ lives. From small gestures and compliments, embodying these characteristics comes events such as The Special Olympics. Each year, students participate in these games, meet others, and have fun. But what comes after that? Do these students realize the lasting impression this day leaves? Or do they simply forget about it?

         Students take for granted how much time planning out events like this take. It takes the whole day for the seniors involved in Special Olympics to participate, so how much time did it really take?

         “This event took hours upon hours, all of student council puts tons of time into organizing each person and making sure each kid feels important,” Erica Reid (11) said.

         Not to mention, STUCO had to prepare that morning making sure everything was perfect.

         “STUCO got to school at seven in the morning, then we set up until the event started at ten thirty, and we set up the concession stands, Victory Village, all the team signs,” Natalie Gibson (12) said.

         Overall,STUCO is a really important component to the Special Olympics. The other half that is necessary to create this event is obvious. The students who actually participate, whether they realize it or not, students are what makes this day so special. In fact, what makes this day so special is creating the bond between the seniors and the buddies they are paired with.

         “The biggest takeaway from Special Olympics is being able to be with that buddy, and having that one-on-one connection. It’s not only a special day for the athletes in the Special Olympics, but for the seniors who participate,” Maddie Boccardi (12) said.

         Specifically, students should be proud of the success of this event. Each year more and more students are moved by this event and many others that LHS takes on. These students shouldn’t carelessly participate, but instead do them to make new friends and share connections.

         “Students should care to participate because it’s a day spent thinking about other people’s feelings and not themselves, so it makes the athletes there feel special, and it allows our students to be able to care for them and have a fun day,” Kate Wynveen (12) said.

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