FAIRFIELD — Claps and cheers for runners echoed across the football field Friday for the third annual 2023 High School Track and Field Special Olympics.
This elementary-school event welcomed students from Special Education classes to a morning of friendly competition at Rodriguez High School football field.
The day started with a pageant of students walking onto the field, followed by the national anthem and a couple of speakers.
Sheila McCabe, assistant superintendent of Educational Services, spoke to the attendees about inspiration.
“We hear all the time about stress. It is a challenging time but it is all about the positive attitude that moves you forward through those challenges,” she said. “Today is a day to celebrate these amazing students.”
“This is just for students from Fairfield-Suisun Unified School District,” said Matt Miller, adapted physical education specialist, in a phone interview.
The event pairs special-education students with general-educational partners