Special Olympics

Special Olympics surfing promotes confidence

Special Olympics surfing promotes confidence

Along Navarre Beach, a group of talented young athletes took to the waves Aug. 4 to show off their surfing skills in regional competition. These athletes were competing in spite of physical, intellectual or developmental disabilities as part of the Area 1 regional Special Olympics surfing competition. Read the full article in the Aug. 23 […]

Sports provides opportunities for special needs children

Sports provides opportunities for special needs children

Carson Greenhaw knows no limits. His dreams have no limits either because autism isn’t something he allows to be a barrier. “He thinks he’s as big and tough as the big guys,” his mother Stacey said. “He truly believes he is a Raider and will play for them. He’s determined and certainly has perseverance. He […]

Taylor credits team effort for her success as a teacher

Taylor credits team effort for her success as a teacher

As big of a deal as it is to be named a teacher of the year, Navarre High School’s Angie Taylor deflects the credit for her recognition elsewhere. The long-time Exceptional Student Education teacher and department head for ESE makes it known she owes her success to the four other people she works with each […]

Kids hang 10 at Autism Surfs season opener

Kids hang 10 at Autism Surfs season opener

Cloudy skies and the threat of rain didn’t stop a group of young surfers from catching waves Sunday. In fact, the weather churned up the Gulf, making the conditions that much better. More than 30 children and about 15 volunteers spent most of the day at Navarre Beach for the third annual Autism Surfs. “It’s […]