More than 220 student athletes, parents, teachers and guests filled Anna High School’s gymnasium as Anna ISD hosted the Special Olympics. In his welcoming remarks Anna ISD Superintendent Larry Johnson called the annual happening "a great event," and welcomed the athletes, parents and supporters to Anna.

As the Olympians entered AHS they were welcomed by Anna cheerleaders and drum rolls from the band. The event featured competition in a variety of modified basketball skills such as hoop shots, dribbling and passing.

"Let me win, but if I can’t win, let me be brave in the attempt," read the back of Kale Snyder’s t-shirt. The 10th grader from Denison typified all the participants. "I’m going to try to be very good," he said. "Just like I try every day."

Students from thirteen area school districts attended the Special Olympics: Anna, Tioga, Sherman, Pottsboro, Prosper, Princeton, Melissa, Lovejoy, Dennison, Community, Blue Ridge, Bland and Van Alstyne.