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Special Olympics gives awards

By Staff Reports
Published in News on April 17, 2009 1:46 PM

Special Olympics Wayne County recently held its annual awards ceremony for 2009-2010.

Local winners include the following:

*Outstanding Teacher of the Year: Shelton Daye, Carver Elementary School

*Outstanding Organization: Knights of Columbus

*Outstanding Corporation: A Small Miracle, Inc.

*Outstanding Volunteer: Lorice Smith, Herman Park Center

*Outstanding Coach: Karen Sellner, O'Berry Center

*Outstanding Family: The Parrish Family, Dean, Kathleen, Lauren and Grace

*Honorary Athlete of the Year: Ryan Hood

*Athlete of the Year: Marcus Cox.

Award recipients next go on to compete in Cape Fear Area competition, followed by the state level, said Rich Walderman, Special Olympics coordinator.