East Wake students volunteer at Special Olympics event

05/30/2014 12:00 AM

02/15/2015 11:23 AM

A group of East Wake High School students traveled to Cary Academy on May 7, to volunteer at a Special Olympics track and field event.

The venture was part of a lesson on disability awareness for students in Jamie Lemmond’s civics class.

Lemmond said the purpose of the trip was to give his students “an opportunity to not only make an impact on these kids’ lives, but also on how they live their own.”

East Wake junior Lashonna Jones offered encouragement for the participating athletes, leading them in cheers as they prepared to compete. Jones came away impressed by the enthusiasm displayed by the participants.

Senior Dustin Nguyen was excited about getting to know a participant from Enloe High School named JJ.

“We even had our own pose,” Nguyen said after he and JJ flexed for photos.

Lemmond is has built a reputation for leading students out of the classroom to learn more about life from the perspectives of others.


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