2022 Special Olympics
On Thursday, April 7, 2022, students from Poplarville School District participated in the Special Olympics, sponsored by The Kiwanis Club of Picayune, at Picayune Memorial High School football stadium. Students from PLE, PUE, MSP, and PHS participated in one track event and one field event. Congratulations to our athletes! They did an amazing job representing the Poplarville School District.
Zach – participated in the 50 m dash & tennis ball throw
Mathew- 1st place 50 m dash & 1st place tennis ball throw
AJ – 2nd Place 50 m dash & 2nd place tennis ball throw
Colt – 3rd place 50 m dash & 2nd place tennis ball throw
Nicole – 3rd place 50 m dash & 1st place tennis ball throw
Jason – Medal for being a wonderful cheerleader for his classmates
Merishca – 3rd place tennis ball throw & participated in the 100 m dash
Madison – 3rd place in 50-yard dash & 2nd place softball throw
Elijah – 1st place in long jump & 3rd place 100-meter dash
Zarian – 1st place in 50 m wheelchair race & 1st Place in tennis throw
Maven – 3rd place tennis ball throw & participated in the 100 m dash
We also had a group of 16 PHS students go as our athletes’ “Buddies”. Their job was to help ensure the athletes got to each event, help athletes get their lunches and help load/unload the bus. They did a wonderful job of cheering and encouraging our athletes. We would like to send a special thank you to our “Buddies” – Sarah, Josey, Rayelin, Audi, Olivia, Maria, Donovan, Lane, Anna Kate, Lilli, Tucker, Cole, Sammi, Morgan, Mark & Matt.