Washington Center students, families, and staff recently celebrated the 22nd annual Challenge Day on the Bob Jones University campus. Challenge Day is designated as the Special Olympics Developmental Games designed specifically for Washington Center's students. The Greenville County Recreation Department helps to coordinate and sponsor the event along with community support. Washington Center Adaptive P.E. instructor, Cindy Brown, oversees the program for the school. The audience was inspired watching the Washington Center students and their dedicated Bob Jones volunteers celebrating accomplishments and friendships during the day's festivities. The rousing "Parade of Athletes" opened the event, welcomed by Bob Jones University Executive Vice President of Operations, Mr. Marshall Franklin, followed by athletic events and carnival town fun. Washington Center students participated in the opening ceremonies: Gregory Morgan lead the Pledge of Allegiance, Addorrious Dunlap reapeated the Special Olympic Oath followed by the Passing of the Flame of Hope by student Torchbearers Brady Stoddard, David Dalby, and Caleb Massey. The Awarding of Olympic Medals Ceremony applauded each student's abilities and accomplishments.
Washington Center students (seated left to right) Katie Tollison, Jamie Rodriguez, and Ahnalliyah Wright, along with their student volunteers, celebrate during the opening ceremonies of Special Olympic Challenge Day on the Bob Jones University campus.