Latham Student Wins Heart of a Winner Award

This past weekend, the Heart of a Winner Award was presented at the Special Olympics South Sectional Athletics meet. Sarah U. was nominated for the award by Latham staff and she was selected as the winner. Below is the excerpt from the brochure and a picture of Sarah with her trophy.

Since 1988, the “Heart of a Winner” award has been
presented at the SOMA South Cape & Islands Games to
one Athlete who tries his or her best in everything he or
she undertakes. This award is given in memory of Kris
Rogers, a Special Olympics Cape Cod Athlete who passed
away in 1986 at the age of 21. Kris had to face many
obstacles during his lifetime, but thanks to his
wonderful outlook and supportive family, his memory
continues to live on.

This year’s “Heart of a Winner” award goes to
Sarah, a Special Olympics competitor
three-plus years with the Latham Children
Services program. Sarah has developed and
matured over the years as a great athlete and
strong peer leader. Continually making
progress and always sticking with her team,
she willingly takes on any role given to her
with enthusiasm. What makes Sarah so
special is her ability to embrace life with a
positive attitude, using this gift to inspire her
teammates. For Sarah, helping her teammates
has always come before winning, and her
teamwork and perseverence is what Special
Olympics is all about.

“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.”
~Winston Churchill

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