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RHS softball team visits Hopewell School

| March 19, 2018

Ridgewood High School softball players Ashley Green, Cole Moore and Alexis Griffith smile for a photo while visiting with students at Hopewell School. The softball team from RHS came to Hopewell School on March 19 to visit with the students and participate in activities with them in the gym. Josie Sellers | Beacon

Ridgewood High School sophomore Hannah Soles is pictured dancing with some of the preschool students at Hopewell School. Soles is a member of Ridgewood’s softball team which came to visit the school on March 19. Josie Sellers | Beacon

COSHOCTON – Students at Hopewell School had some special guests visit them on Monday, March 19.

Members of the Ridgewood High School softball team came to do activities with the students in their classrooms, dance with them and play games in the gym.

“It’s been pretty fun,” said Cole Moore, a freshman on the team.

Taking a field trip to Hopewell is a tradition for the team that she and Ashley Green were happy to participate in.

“It’s been a cool experience spending time with the kids,” said Green, another freshman member of the team.

Coach Tina Palmiter works at Hopewell School and feels the field trip is a good experience for her athletes.

“I want them to see that these kids are no different than a typical child,” she said. “They just need a little extra help and love.”

Hopewell School has a preschool program for children with and without disabilities and a school-age program for those with disabilities.

“We didn’t get to come last year and the kids were asking me if we would get to go back this year,” Palmiter said. “They love to come here.”

Alexis Griffith, a junior on the team, was definitely glad they were able to work the trip into their schedule this year.

“I love it,” she said. “We have so much fun with them and there is always a little one that attaches to you and wants to hold your hand.”

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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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