Banning High School - Area Special Olympics Recap, April 28 2017

Area Special Olympics Recap, April 28 2017

Dear Banning Broncos:

I had the distinct honor and privilege to have a team from Banning High School in this years Area Special Olympics hosted by our friends and neighbors at Beaumont High School on Friday April 28, 2017. 

High Schools from the Pass Area, San Jacinto, and Yucaipa competed in this inaugural event. Banning High had 20 strong and they competed marvelously. Over 10 gold medals were won by Bronco students in our moderate/severe life skills classes. An event like this is a great all around feel and reminds us what being in public education is truly all about...the wonderful students that we have the honor and privilege of serving every day.

Huge thank you to all of the following for their support, organization, training as coaches for all of our student athletes:

Rosalind Carreras, Head of Delegation

Dr. Barbara Wolford, BUSD Director of Student Services

Hilda Scott (Student Services Secretary)

Sarah Teran (BUSD Student Services TOSA)

Beverly Quinones (BUSD Paraeducator III, Lead) 

Alex Diaz, Banning Chief of Police

Kevin Poulter, California Highway Patrol

Jeff Martinez and Eje Ash, Athletic Coaches

Lois Miller, Perry Jones, and Phillip Craig P.E. Teachers

Brandy Garcia, SPED Teacher and Historian (Photographer)

Philip Takacs, Janelle Poulter, Joanna Garcia Counselors

Endazsia Harris, Cody Oglesby, Jorge Castillo, Octavia Mejia, Darius Price, Isaac Linares, and Tammy Torres as Stellar SPED Instructional Aides and Continual Supporters

Carrie Shook and Monique Ware for your fan support and continual encouragement

BHS Cheerleaders Varsity and JV for your Bronco Pride and Spirit display.

If I missed recognizing or listing anyone, please forgive me in advance. 

I was so proud as principal, like a proud Papa watching the success of its loved ones, to be present that day and watch, observe, cheer on, and hang out with the student athletes. I am the lucky one. Great job BHS! 

You make our house Bronco Strong!! 

Video created by Beaumont USD is found at the link below:

Thank you

Matt Valdivia


Banning High School

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