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Sun Shines on 2022 Special Olympians

The sun shone brightly on the 2022 Special Olympic games held at Cicero-North Syracuse High School on May 26. Students came from districts across Central New York, including: Fayetteville-Manlius, Jamesville-DeWitt, Liverpool, Lyncourt, Marcellus, North Syracuse, OCM BOCES, Solvay and West Genesee. 

Many schools in the NSCSD held send-off celebrations for their Special Olympians lining their school's sidewalk with signs and students cheering. Additionally, when the athletes arrived at C-NS, older students were there to greet then with banners, balloons and even students dressed as characters. 

Through the Special Olympics, students of all ages and abilities had opportunities to participate in a variety of track and field events, adaptive events and fun games. Special Olympics games promote fitness, coordination and cardiovascular improvement. Additional benefits include self-confidence, discipline and self-esteem.