The fourth annual Special Olympic Games was held Friday at South Effingham High School.
Students in grades ranging from kindergarten to 12th grade participated in running, softball and art activities. Organizers say the event spotlights the students.
"Every child should feel important and special. So this gives them the opportunity to feel that way - and to see their faces when they win an award and to give them the recognition they deserve - is very special," said Stacy Boyett, coordinator of exceptional students.
They also hold a fall event in which students play different sports.
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