Christ Church Juniors Volunteer at Special Olympics

Reece Wright, Sports Lead Writer

On Friday March 21st, the Christ Church junior class, along with Mrs. Jarrett’s service learning class, volunteered at the Special Olympics at Furman. Each student was assigned a child that they took to their events and encouraged them as they competed.


Over 2,500 volunteers crowded the Furman practice field and track, where the majority of events took place to give their support. The juniors were split up into groups and assigned a buddy to watch over and take to their events.


“I liked seeing the smiles on the kids faces and seeing them having the chance to compete and win different events,” said senior Ellie Cooter, a student in Mrs. Jarrett’s service learning class. The students from CCES left the school at about 8:30 and arrived at Furman at 9:15. The students departed from Furman at 12:30, so they could be back in time for a college counseling meeting at CCES. “Tanner was pretty energetic and excited for events,” said Will Bethel when asked to describe how his new friend felt about the Special Olympics.

All the students enjoyed the time they had to make a difference in someone’s life. The junior class definitely hopes that another opportunity such as this one presents itself again.