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Day two of Special Olympics features student athletes

| March 16, 2018

COSHOCTON – Cole Wilson was having a lot of fun at the annual Kiwanis Special Olympics Track & Field Day.

“I liked walking around the track and the football toss,” said the River View High School senior.

The event was held March 15 at Kids America and started off with a parade of athletes around the track. Students from Hopewell School, Warsaw Elementary, River View High School, Coshocton High School, Coshocton Elementary School, Ridgewood Elementary, Newcomerstown Elementary and Ridgewood high school and middle school then participated in a football toss, basketball hoop shoot, cornhole, soccer shootout and track events.

Before lunch Wilson had already earned a first place in soccer and a third in football. River View sophomore Anna Kidd also had two second place ribbons pinned to her chest before the lunch break.

“I’m having fun doing everything,” she said.

Michelle Lauvray, from RVHS, enjoyed watching her students compete.

“It’s exciting to see how much they’ve matured and to watch them give it their all,” she said. “This is a really great event.”

The event would not be possible without the help of many volunteers including students from Coshocton High School’s Key Club.

“I like seeing their smiles,” said Alyssa Casey, a junior at CHS.

CHS sophomore Leah Lonsberry agreed with her and so did junior Lily Laaper.

“I enjoy seeing them all have a good time,” Laaper said.

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I started my journalism career in 2002 with a daily newspaper chain. After various stops with them, I am happy to be back home! I graduated from Coshocton High School in 1998 and received a Bachelor of Arts in Communication in 2002 from Walsh University. I also earned several awards while working for daily papers, including being honored by Coshocton County’s veterans for the stories I wrote about them. I am honored and ready to once again shine a positive light on Coshocton County. I also am the proud mother of a little girl named Sophia!

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