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High Schoolers Lend a Hand in Young Athletes Expo

Updated: 05/07/2014 11:06 PM
Created: 05/07/2014 11:04 PM KAALtv.com
By: Justin Thompson-Gee

(ABC 6 News) -- Wednesday was was field day at Albert Lea High School but it wasn't for the students.  National Honor Society students hosted the day for preschoolers in Special Olympics.

Different stations tested basic skills such as kicking, throwing, catching, hitting and jumping.

Even though the event was held for students with special needs, high schoolers were benefiting as well.

"There have been moments where we've been in tears and it's been happy tears just seeing the kids interacting with one another and just the benefits this program has brought," National Honor Society Advisor Gina Klennet said.

This was the first time Special Olympics has partnered with a school. Both organizations are hoping it can be a lasting relationship.