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Special Olympians compete on March 7
Olympians go for the gold on Thurs., March 7, at Shirley Field.
Competition begins at 8 a.m. and should finish by 11:30 a.m. All the
athletes will be invited to a luncheon and dance at the Casa Blanca
Ballroom following the competition.
athletes from throughout LISD are expected at the 35th annual
competition. This year's competition is dedicated to the memory of
Rosario Carmichael, who died this past February. Carmichael, who
dedicated over 40 years of service to LISD, was special education
like to thank all the athletes and their parents for giving them the
opportunity to participate in this event. Special Olympics gives our
athletes the feeling of being challenged," notes Irma Guardiola,
LISD Supervisor/Diagnostician in charge of Special Olympics.
"Athletes who win on Friday will travel to Arlington, Tx., in April
to compete in the Texas Special Olympics."
the U.S. Border Patrol, Laredo Police Department, U.S. Immigration
and Webb County Sheriff¹s Department will volunteer at the LISD
will be held in the ROTC building for all volunteers at 7 a.m.
Organizing the breakfast are Jennifer Tristan, Marilyn B. Giese,
Mario Robledo, Dolores Olivares, Jesus Estrada, Laura Gomez, Cecilia
Reyna, Adriana Ornelas, Diana Ramirez, Cecilia Gamez, Leonor Ramon,
Doris Lohmer and Patricia Peña.
Miguel will be mistress of ceremonies. Supervisors for the
competitions are Graciela Arce, Felipe Arroyo, Jr., and Adriana
Lopez. Also assisting are Irma Guardiola, Yolanda Rios, Humberto
Perez, Margie Villarreal, Gladys Pierluissi and Georgeanne
awards are Barbara Charles, Melissa Charo, Patricia Munson, Alma R.
Hale and Maria Elena Tilton. In charge of the printed program are
Cynthia Cogburn, Angie de la Garza, Diana L. Molina, Rebecca
Morales, Laura Gonzalez, Ricardo Martinez, Pilar York, Christina
Gutierrez and Glenn David La Fleur.
for the ball for distance field events are Melissa Aguayo, Maria G.
Cervantes, Darlene Baker, Sandra Cortez, Claudette Gallegos and
Lorena Vigil. Carmelo Gonzalez is in charge of the softball throw.
Starters for the running events Gogi Gutierrez, Isidro Garcia, Jerry
Molina and Jamie Gonzalez. Finishing judges are Pablo Castillo and
students from TAMIU.
Gonzalez, Julian Del Valle, Dolores Espinoza, Elia Briseño, Yolanda
Almeida, Frances Puente, Diana Cuellar and Elsa Palacios will serve
refreshments. Serving the lunch are Maribel Cantu, Annie Escamilla,
Claudia Dovalina, Teresa Lira, Lourdes Sanchez, Diana Perez, Pedro
Zamarripa, Diana Peralta, Armando Moncivais, Ana Laura Sanchez and
students from Nixon High School.