Athletes At A Local Special Olympics Competition Showcased Their Basketball Skills.
The Sussex Tech Jr. Rotc kicked off the event with the presentation of the State's Flag and the American Flag. Student Katliain Freezie delighted the crowd with her redendition of the National Anthem.In addition,Delaware's law enforcement brought in the Special Olympics "Flame Of Hope".
11 schools involved in the event included:the Banneker Elementary Bulldogs, Ennis Eagles,Lord Baltimore Elementary,LuLu Ross Elementary, Milford High School, Mispillion Elementary, Seaford Central Elementary,Seaford High School, Stockley MATP, Wheatley Elementary, Woodbridge High School, and Woodbridge Middle School.
Banneker Elementary Teacher Laurie Moorman explained why she continues coming to this event with her students.
"I love seeing the children compete, get their medals, high five one another,cheer for one another,it is the best feeling, and it makes my job worth it", said Moorman.
Director Of Media Relations for Special Olympics Delaware Jon Buzby said the skills competition was their opportunity to show off their basketball talents through skills events they've been practicing for the past several weeks.
"Well, I think this it has been a wonderful experience from the volunteers,to all the Special Olympic Athletes, and to our Unified Partners that are here today," Buzby said.
Moorman also agreed this was an amazing day at Sussex Tech.
"I think it is neat that they allow the students to organize the event," said Moorman. "That is different from a lot of other places."
Sussex Tech was one of seven schools that participated in the Delaware Special Olympics basketball skills competition and the only Sussex County school involved.