Special Olympics Held at Piedmont High School


Nearly 200 students from Calhoun and Cleburne County Schools put their skills to the test as they participated in the annual Special Olympics. The athletic events that were held for this year’s Olympics were track and field events. Students competed in shot put, discus, jumping events and more.

The Arc of Calhoun and Cleburne Counties structure the Olympics every year. Piedmont’s faculty and student body played a major role in this year’s events and Coordinator, Pati Tiller says she enjoys witnessing the positive impact the Special Olympics has on certain students. Tiller adds that students who participate in the Special Olympics can go on and continue to do great things and push beyond their limits. A student who once participated locally in the Special Olympics now travels the world as an ambassador for the National Special Olympics. Tiller says students are already looking forward to next year’s events.

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