Thursday, students with special needs from Walla Walla, College Place, Prescott, Milton Freewater, Athena Weston and Dayton school districts participated in the 2nd Annual Walla Walla Valley Day of Champions at Walla Walla High School’s Dave Klicker Track.
This fun and inspiring event hosted by the Walla Walla Public Schools’ Special Education Department provided students the opportunity to compete in a variety of events with the support of Wa-Hi ASB Leadership students, cheerleaders and other Wa-Hi students serving as “peer buddies.” District office staff were on campus supporting the event in a variety of roles. Kiwanis members volunteered their time as well.
Area firefighters from Local Union 404 were on campus with a fire truck, which will serve as a backdrop for a photo station to capture special moments during the event. Parent and community leader Lawson Knight volunteered as the event announcer. Awards were given to the Most Inspirational Athlete and the Most Involved Peer Mentor. All participants received medals of achievement and t-shirts.