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Friendswood ISD Athletes Shine at Special Olympics State Fall Classic

Friendswood ISD Athletes Shine at Special Olympics State Fall Classic

Friendswood ISD is proud to announce the remarkable achievements of our athletes and unified relay team at the Special Olympics State Fall Classic held in College Station on Oct. 19-21.

Head Coaches Lydia Harrington and Kellie Odom, along with Assistant Coaches Dee Bynum, Kat House, and Lin Huang, led a combined team of 16 athletes and unified relayers to compete at the event.

The final state medal count for our exceptional team was as follows:

- Gold: 28
- Silver: 10
- Bronze: 8

Friendswood ISD extends heartfelt congratulations to all our athletes, buddies, and unified relay team members. The Special Olympics program is dedicated to promoting social inclusion through shared sports training and competition experiences, with Unified Sports bringing people with and without intellectual disabilities together on the same team. Our unified relay teams earned an impressive 2 Gold medals and 1 Silver medal.

We would like to express our gratitude to Marshall Odom, Kaylee Odom, Abbie Bynum, Jasper House, and Samuel Brown for their unwavering dedication and support for our team.

Medal counts for each athlete are as follows:

Transition Center:

- Kristopher House: 1 Gold, 3 Silver, 1 Bronze

Friendswood High School:

- Noah Hall: 4 Gold
- Andy Wang: 2 Gold, 1 Silver
- Aidan Bynum: 3 Gold, 1 Bronze

Friendswood Junior High:

- Amari Guillory: 2 Silver, 2 Bronze
- Madelyn Sicuro: 3 Gold, 1 Bronze
- Addison Davis: 1 Gold, 1 Silver, 1 Bronze, 1 4th place ribbon
- Noah Mauldin: 4 Gold
- Jack Walkup: 1 Gold, 1 Bronze, 1 7th place ribbon


- Frankie Buffington: 2 Gold, 1 Silver, 1 Bronze
- Thomas Walters: 3 Gold

Friendswood ISD is immensely proud of these remarkable athletes, their coaches, and the spirit of inclusion that Special Olympics represents. These achievements reflect the dedication and commitment of our entire community to promote diversity and excellence in sports.