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Newton special needs students participate in activities

Cheer camp was held for kids with special needs Ryan Mitchell's Ameri-Kan Karate studio in Conyers. Savannah LeClair and Hannah and Lynda Reagan were the coordinators of this event but had tons of help from cheerleaders from Eastside High School, Alcovy High School and Cousins Middle School, along with several other students. Michelle Evans and her daughter Gabby at Alcovy High also were involved in planning. The sponsors were Step In Time Therapy, Ameri-Kan Karate and EHS and AHS cheerleaders. Activities included cheers, stunts, tumbling, dance, snacks and crafts. Pictured, from left, (back row) are Jason Briem, Gabby Evans, Teshawna Mitchell, Hannah Reagan, Morgan Stalvey, Lauren Stone, Michelle Evans, Kelli LeClair, Lynda Reagan; (middle row) Alexis McCullough, Hannah Thompson, Savannah Evans, McKinlee Daraich, Gabby Crews, Abby Vanderwolf, Haylie Norman, Madison Damiani, Taylor McGrew, Alex Garner; (second row) Sarah Thomas, Leanne Allen, Sonya Chirrey, Unique Jenkins, Aislin Gates, Bailey Mathis; (front row) Rebekah Ray, Lucy McDonald, Aayallah Brown, Brittany Johnson, Amber Garner, Taylor Heyward, Emily Fulmer, Jessica Adams and Addelyn Barrett. - Special Photo

Cheer camp was held for kids with special needs Ryan Mitchell's Ameri-Kan Karate studio in Conyers. Savannah LeClair and Hannah and Lynda Reagan were the coordinators of this event but had tons of help from cheerleaders from Eastside High School, Alcovy High School and Cousins Middle School, along with several other students. Michelle Evans and her daughter Gabby at Alcovy High also were involved in planning. The sponsors were Step In Time Therapy, Ameri-Kan Karate and EHS and AHS cheerleaders. Activities included cheers, stunts, tumbling, dance, snacks and crafts. Pictured, from left, (back row) are Jason Briem, Gabby Evans, Teshawna Mitchell, Hannah Reagan, Morgan Stalvey, Lauren Stone, Michelle Evans, Kelli LeClair, Lynda Reagan; (middle row) Alexis McCullough, Hannah Thompson, Savannah Evans, McKinlee Daraich, Gabby Crews, Abby Vanderwolf, Haylie Norman, Madison Damiani, Taylor McGrew, Alex Garner; (second row) Sarah Thomas, Leanne Allen, Sonya Chirrey, Unique Jenkins, Aislin Gates, Bailey Mathis; (front row) Rebekah Ray, Lucy McDonald, Aayallah Brown, Brittany Johnson, Amber Garner, Taylor Heyward, Emily Fulmer, Jessica Adams and Addelyn Barrett. - Special Photo

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Newton County Master's Program also held a special gala. Newton County Special Olympics adult athletes and their parents gathered at the Turner Lake Complex party room and enjoyed food, fellowship and fun. The first ever Master's King and Queen of Newton County were Stanley Patrick and Amanda Porter. Pictured are Dawn Hudson, Kristina Underwood, Amanda Fuqua, Cindy Hamlin, Beth Wright, Charlotte Jones, Leanne Allen, Sarah Maddox, Amelia Joseph,Carmen Ragsdale, Celeste Hall, Michael Roper, Amanda Porter, Stanley Patrick, Cory Conrad, Jeremy Ellington, John Lowe, Shetora Woods and Lee Carter. - Special Photo

Newton County special needs students and adults recently participated in some fun activities.