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Special Needs Circus Ball

Written by: Lois Metuge, Junior Journalism Student

As a service project, the Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) and Health Occupations Students of America club (HOSA), for Lee/New Century, teamed up to throw a “Special Need Circus”, for majority of the Special Needs High School Students in Huntsville City Schools. It was organized and led by students/leaders of both HOSA and JROTC. It was held in the theater lobby, and students helped decorate, set up games, serve refreshments etc.

During the Carnival, the students got to do activities such as “bean bag toss”, “go fish”, “ring toss”, take pictures, and had their face painted. A group of students from Academy of Academics & Arts (AAA), performed a circus routine. For refreshments, Chick-fil-A donated 200 chicken sandwiches. And popcorn, cotton candy, and drinks were served.

This was the first-time Lee/New Century had held an event like this and it was a success! The special needs students that attended the circus, had a lot of fun. Everybody that attended, especially the teachers, thanked those who coordinated the event for coming up with this idea. It was such a success that they plan on hosting this event again next year and hopefully for more years to come.