On Saturday, October 21 at Cadillac Lanes in Waterloo, sixteen Decorah High School and Decorah Middle School Special Olympians competed in the Northeast Iowa Regional Bowling event. First place winners for Decorah High School include Klaressa Miller, Jude Ryan, Wyatt Pleggenkuhle, Haley Stinson, Kamryn Leuenberger, Paxton Remick, and Peyton Rentschler. Placing 2nd for the Vikings were Donnie Hrdlicka, John Lippe, and Braden Ramstad; and placing 3rd was Brandon Thomas.

Placing 1st for Decorah Middle School in the Regional Bowling include Aiden Farley, Sky Pasche, Zoey Lollar, and Johnathan Bean. Daniel Bean placed 3rd for DMS. Also making the trip and not competing was Luke Thompson.

On November 18th, the first-place finishers from DHS once again traveled to Cadillac Lanes in Waterloo to compete in the State Bowling competition. Winning Gold for Decorah were Kamryn Leuenberger and Paxton Remick. Winning Silver was Peyton Rentschler, winning Bronze were Wyatt Pleggenkuhle and Haley Stinson, and placing 4th was Klaressa Miller.

The Decorah Special Olympics team would like to thank the Decorah High School and Middle School administrators, the All Sports Booster Club, and King Pin Entertainment Center for their continued support and encouragement for a successful season.

The Special Olympics team will be in competition again on March 3rd for the Northeast Iowa Regional Track and Field Competition held in the UNI Dome in Cedar Falls.

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DHS Senior Brandon Thomas carries the Special Olympics torch for the Opening Ceremony of the Regional event.

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DMS Special Olympic Bowlers (l-r): Daniel Bean, Johnathan Bean, Aiden Farley, Sky Pasche, and Zoey Lollar. (not pictured Luke Thompson)