Nebo School Dis­trict hosts an­nual Ex­trav­a­ganza

Serve Daily - - BUILDING COMMUNITY - By Linda Lewis

For the ninth con­sec­u­tive year, Nebo School Dis­trict hosted its Nebo Dis­trict Ex­trav­a­ganza at Diamond Fork Ju­nior High School re­cently. The event in­cludes ev­ery ju­nior high spe­cial needs child in the Nebo dis­trict. This year there were 91 spe­cial needs par­tic­i­pants from a to­tal of eight schools. These stu­dents par­tic­i­pated in car­ni­val-type events along with a few track and field ac­tiv­i­ties. Some of the events in­cluded face paint­ing, fish­ing for prizes, gunny sack races, dec­o­rat­ing mara­cas, a ring toss and a tar­get toss. They were also able to com­pete in two of the fol­low­ing: high jump, 100 me­ter, soft­ball throw and run­ning long jump. A girl and boy who scored the high­est of these events were pre­sented medals in an awards pre­sen­ta­tion to­ward the end of the event. Ap­prox­i­mately 135 stu­dents from all the schools served as peer tu­tors. These peer tu­tors vol­un­teered as timers and score keep­ers and es­corted the par­tic­i­pants to each of their ac­tiv­i­ties.

The or­ga­niz­ers and co­or­di­na­tors of the event were Coach Linda Lewis and Jo Edan Parker.

What started out as an in­tra­mu­ral event at Maple­ton Ju­nior High School where these ladies were teach­ing has turned into a dis­trict-wide, well-an­tic­i­pated event. This is truly one of the most suc­cess­ful ac­tiv­i­ties these stu­dents will be in­volved in dur­ing the year.

Much thanks go to Diamond Fork Ju­nior High School, prin­ci­pal Troy Petersen, PE teacher Kacey Larsen and her sec­ond and third PE classes as well as all those who served as peer tu­tors. What goes on at the ex­trav­a­ganza will linger in the hearts for all those in­volved for many years to come.

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