NHS Volunteers at Special Olympics

A Day Off to Help the Community


Photo by: Rog Pachuta

Helping out at the tennis ball station, Sara Harris and Anna Grace Di Leo hand the tennis balls to the athletes competing.

Juliana Roller, staff writer

Every year, the McKinney Christian Academy Chapter of National Honors Society takes a day off of school and goes to volunteer with Special Olympics, a nonprofit worldwide sports organization for adults and children with intellectual disabilities.

This year, the students in NHS helped out at a MISD Special Olympics track and field meet at Ron Poe Stadium in McKinney. Several different groups of students were assigned a station to work at. Some worked at concessions or stations for the softball throw, tennis throw, standing and running long jump, high jump, shot put, and other events commonly found at a track and field meet.

Senior, Anna Grace Di Leo, said, “My favorite part of the day was being able to encourage the kids and the pride you could see in their face when they medaled for an event. It was an overall great day.”

MCA Junior Boys and Coach GrayPhoto by: Rog Pachuta

Coach GrayPhoto by: Rog Pachuta

MCA GirlsPhoto by: Rog Pachuta

Blake HartlinePhoto by: Rog Pachuta