Photo by Julie Dillow
On April 15, Cassville students participated in the spring Special Olympics track and field events at Missouri Southern State University in Joplin. Each participant had the opportunity to run, walk, throw a softball or do a running long jump or standing long jump. The athletes won a gold, silver or bronze medal for every event completed. The team was coached by Bonnie Cox. Athletes pictured above include: Trinity Cobb, Joey Bickford, Makenzie Hopper, Adrian Aldaba, Kerry Karns, Bonnie Pawlicki, Robbie Blom, Trent Hobbs, Nique Franks, Cameron Renkoski, Matthew Skinner, Allen Baldwin, Timothy Groth and Jared Rowe. The following students served as buddies during the event: Brittany Benninger, Calisia Brookes, Jessica Cabral, Abby Carr, Preston Forsythe, Jordan Libertus, BJ McGuffey, Destinee Naugle and Laurel Walker.