Author archive: Kira Northrop

Justin Bolton: The Sport, The Struggle, The Smile

Justin Bolton: The Sport, The Struggle, The Smile

By, Kira Northrop              Just three years ago, in the Fall of 2014, Justin Bolton was a 12 year-old with a passion for competition.  His outlet was football.  Justin was thriving as one of the ‘boys of fall,’ enjoying every moment getting to strap on a helmet and play with…

Get Over It!

Get Over It!

A young volunteer describes her experience at Special Olympics Maryland Over the Edge event. Get Over It! By: Annie Dolan             “Let me win. But if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt.” is the Special Olympics Athlete Oath. This oath emphasizes the importance of effort and trying for one’s personal best….

2017 Special Olympics Maryland State Golf Championship Results

2017 Special Olympics Maryland State Golf Championship Results

On October 1st, 191 Special Olympics Maryland athletes and 64 unified partners competed at Queenstown Harbor Golf Course in Queenstown Maryland. See the results from the following events: Level 1 – Individual Skills Competition Level 2 – 9 Holes Alternate Shot (athlete/Unified partner) Level 3 – 18 holes Alternate Shot (athlete/Unified partner) Level 4 –…

Special Olympics Maryland Athletes Redefine ‘Healthy’

Special Olympics Maryland Athletes Redefine ‘Healthy’

Special Olympics Maryland Athletes Redefine ‘Healthy’: Talking Self Love With Candace and Elaina Article By: Hannah Boudreau Photos By: Lexi Thompson   It is not uncommon to see women speaking out about unrealistic beauty standards in the media. As women become more educated on the way clothing brands use technology to alter their models’ bodies,…

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