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Beaumont High School Hosts 2018 Special Olympics

Beaumont High School hosted the 2018 Special Olympics at the Beaumont High School Sports Complex on Friday, April 27, 2017, from 8:30 a.m. to noon.

Beaumont Unified School District, Banning Unified School District, San Jacinto Unified School District, and Yucaipa-Calimesa Unified School District partnered with Special Olympics Southern California to bring the event to the San Gorgonio Pass for the second year in a row. 

The schools that participated were: 

Banning

Nicolet Middle School

Banning High School

 

Beaumont

San Gorgonio Middle School

Beaumont High School

 

San Jacinto

North Mountain Middle School

Monte Vista Middle School

San Jacinto High School

 

Yucaipa-Calimesa

Mesa View Middle School

Park View Middle School

Yucaipa High School

 Students Participating in Special Olympics

“We are always looking to include our special education students into the culture of our school,

especially with our extracurricular activities,” said Christina Pierce, Principal at Beaumont High

School. “Special Olympics Southern California is an incredible organization, and after finding out

schools have partnered with them to host their own Special Olympics events, I knew we needed

to join forces and bring this program to our area school communities.”

 

More than 240 special student athletes from all four districts participated in several track

and field events, including standing long jump, tennis ball throw, and 50M wheelchair race.

 

“Our young athletes spent a great deal of time training and preparing within their physical

education classes for this event,” Pierce said, “They truly looked forward to competing,

having fun, and being part of a truly special program with their friends.”