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Granby students provide gold medal send-off for Special Olympics participants

Granby Elementary School students lined the hallways and members of the school band played the Olympic theme as students from Mary Throne’s Oswego County BOCES special education class at the school, boarded buses for transport to the Central New York Special Olympics.

Special Olympians and their supporters from Granby Elementary School prepare to leave for Cicero-North Syracuse for their participation in the Special Olympics event held there on May 16.
Special Olympians and their supporters from Granby Elementary School prepare to leave for Cicero-North Syracuse for their participation in the Special Olympics event held there on May 16.

Amid thunderous cheers and chants of “do you best” and “go for the gold” the students paraded down the hall alongside staff and their sixth grade supporters.

The Special Olympians were off to participate in the Special Olympics festivities and competitions at the Cicero-North Syracuse athletic complex.

Sixth grade student volunteers accompanied the athletes to support and cheer them on during their events.