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Davis Bar­ron, 10, a stu­dent at Led­bet­ter In­ter­me­di­ate School, in Farm­ing­ton, leans back Fri­day as he par­tic­i­pates in the soft­ball toss during the Spe­cial Olympics Arkansas, Area 3 Spring Games at the Fayetteville Pub­lic Schools track at Ra­may Ju­nior High School. Ath­letes from Ben­ton, Madi­son and Washington coun­ties com­peted for the op­por­tu­nity to play at the state sum­mer games.

“Let me win, but if I can­not win let me be brave in the at­tempt.”

ANDY SHUPE NWA DEMO­CRAT-GAZETTE

LYNN KUT­TER EN­TER­PRISE-LEADER

Farm­ing­ton’s stu­dent ath­letes for the re­gional com­pe­ti­tion for Spe­cial Olympics Arkansas walk around the track for the open­ing cer­e­monies on Fri­day morn­ing in Fayetteville. Farm­ing­ton had 17 stu­dent ath­letes from Led­bet­ter In­ter­me­di­ate, Lynch Mid­dle School and Farm­ing­ton High. Ath­letes com­peted for the op­por­tu­nity to ad­vance to the state games at Harding Univer­sity.

LYNN KUT­TER EN­TER­PRISE-LEADER

Vic­tor Pacheco, 12, a stu­dent at Lynch Mid­dle School in Farm­ing­ton, re­ceives a medal for the soft­ball throw at the Spe­cial Olympics Arkansas, Area 3 Spring Games. Lt. Jeff Tay­lor with Spring­dale Po­lice Depart­ment was one of many law en­force­ment of­fi­cers from the area who helped with the games.

ANDY SHUPE NWA DEMO­CRAT-GAZETTE

Makyah Shock­ley, 9, a stu­dent at Ge­orge R. Led­bet­ter Ele­men­tary School in Farm­ing­ton, was one of 17 stu­dent ath­letes from Farm­ing­ton schools to par­tic­i­pate in the Spe­cial Olympics Arkansas, Area 3 Spring Games at the Fayetteville Pub­lic Schools track at Ra­may Ju­nior High School. Makyah is see­ing how far he can throw the soft­ball.

LYNN KUT­TER EN­TER­PRISE-LEADER

Stu­dent ath­letes from Lin­coln High School stand in their spot for the open­ing cer­e­mony of the Spe­cial Olympics Arkansas, Area 3 Spring Games, held in Fayetteville on Fri­day. Lin­coln had seven stu­dents par­tic­i­pat­ing in the games.

LYNN KUT­TER EN­TER­PRISE-LEADER

Kivwren Tate, left, and Tess Thomp­son, stu­dent ath­letes from Farm­ing­ton, take off in the 50-meter race at the Area 3 Games for Spe­cial Olympics Arkansas. Kivwren at­tends Lynch Mid­dle School and Tess is at Led­bet­ter In­ter­me­di­ate.

LYNN KUT­TER EN­TER­PRISE-LEADER

Mor­gan Ramos, a 10th-grader at Farm­ing­ton High, ran the last leg of the torch re­lay for Spe­cial Olympics Arkansas, Area 3 Spring Games. The com­pe­ti­tion was held Fri­day at Fayetteville schools’ track at Ra­may Ju­nior High.

LYNN KUT­TER EN­TER­PRISE-LEADER

Kil­lian Tate, a fourth-grader at Led­bet­ter In­ter­me­di­ate School, cel­e­brates his sil­ver medal in the soft­ball throw at Spe­cial Olympics Arkansas, Area 3 Games.

LYNN KUT­TER EN­TER­PRISE-LEADER

Mor­gan Ramos, a stu­dent at Farm­ing­ton High School, par­tic­i­pates in the long jump at the Area 3 Spring Games for Spe­cial Olympics Arkansas.

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