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The Melissa Schools Special Olympics Basketball team traveled to Austin College on Wednesday, Jan. 20 to participate in a meet, where schools from Grayson, Collin, and Fannin counties were represented. Students participated in basketball activities with their fellow athletes and volunteers.
Students from all MISD campuses were in attendance. Upcoming MISD Special Olympics basketball meets include Wednesday, Feb. 17 at Denison High School and Tuesday, Feb. 23 at Lovejoy High School.
Students pictured: Emma Ruiz, Harry McKillop Elementary; Salvador Valdez and Lucas Porterfield, Melissa Ridge Intermediate; Jonathan Hayes, Melissa Middle School; and Xavier Tillis, Melissa High School.
Let me win, but if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt.
The mission of Special Olympics is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sorts for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in the sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.