OHS Students Donate Time to Special Olympics


Jared Juenger

Evan Miller and Raegan Luechtefeld work the scores table.

Alayna Kraus, Staff Writer

On January 9, 2022, OHS held the Special Olympics basketball games. With multiple team entries, there was a great crowd and some awesome athletes. The SLT and NHS committees at Okawville High School attended the event to help. The students were assigned different jobs throughout the tournament such as reffing, cheering, concession stands, or being scorekeepers.

The first game took place around 9 am and followed throughout the day until the last game around 11 am. The athletes showed great basketball performance and contagious smiles all around the gym. OHS always looks forward to participating in events held later on as well. They not only get exposure to the school but also gives OHS students opportunities to represent their school.

Throughout the event, some students also got some time to talk to some of the players about their experience and heard all good things.  Overall the event was full of amusement, competition, smiles, and sportsmanship all around. 

Parker Wiese, Hannah Miller, and Eli Kremmer work the concession stand. (Alyssa Gavin)
Evan Miller and Zoe Todd cheer on the athletes.
Briley Rhodes and Alayna Kraus are the referees of a game.