Nebo School District and Maple Mountain High held the ninth annual Super Star Track and Field Day. This is not any ordinary track and field event. In fact is it held for “Super Stars”--Nebo’s special needs students.
The Super Star day provides an opportunity for special needs students from around the district to participate in athletic events and be honored for their abilities and effort. Maple Mountain High athletes serve as buddies and mentors during the events, which include 50, 100, 200, and 400 meter races; a 400 meter wheel chair race, long jump, high jump, and softball throw to name a few.
Dave Boyack, Athletic Director at Maple Mountain High, proposed this annual track meet and is responsible for all the planning with help from the Nebo School District Special Education Department.
Boyack said, “This track and field day is an amazing opportunity for the Maple Mountain High students in physical education classes and athletics to serve these incredible kids in Nebo School District. It is touching to see the smiles on all the faces of these ‘Super Star’ participants.”
Special Education Director, Mike Larsen, said, “It is inspiring to see the general education high school students helping our special needs students. As these high school students serve with dedication, I notice they have the biggest smiles ever on their faces. These type of events bring an awareness and appreciation for each other and a genuine happiness and love. I am so grateful for events like this.”
Thank you to all those that helped and made this incredible event possible.
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