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Jamal Robertson of LaGrange Elementary launches a throw at Friday's St. Mary Special Olympics event in Berwick.

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Savannah Schahn of Wyandotte Elementary follows through on a throw in the softball throw event.

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Jorman James of Patterson Junior High competes in the long jump.

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Some of the winners show off their medals after competing in the St. Mary Special Olympics event Friday in Berwick.

The Daily Review/Bill Decker

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Cherish Dantley of Patterson High School is all smiles as she competes in her heat in the assisted walk. She is assisted by paraprofessional Daphne Lewis of Patterson High.

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Volunteers cheer, encourage and give high-fives during the Donna Adams Memorial Special Olympics Track and Field Meet Friday at Geisler Stadium in Berwick. The event is sponsored by St. Mary Parish Public Schools.

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Special Olympian Thiel Welch from Wyandotte Elementary School in Morgan City is full of excitement as he runs his heat in the Donna Adams Memorial Special Olympics Track and Field Meet Friday at Geisler Stadium in Berwick.

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Hagen Dinger, left, and Jackson Hanagriff display their awards from their heat in the Donna Adams Memorial Special Olympics Track and Field Meet on Friday at Geisler Stadium in Berwick. Both are students at Berwick Junior High School.

Going for the gold

St. Mary Parish youngsters took part in track and field events Friday at Berwick High's Geisler Field. The Louisiana Special Olympics competitions for people with special needs had attracted more than 15,000 aspiring athletes and 3,000 coaches.

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