Council for Exceptional Children Assisted with Special Olympics

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Students from the Westminster College chapter of the Council for Exceptional Children assisted with Special Olympics April 29 at Western Beaver High School stadium.

The daylong event involved Special Olympians from the area participating in a number of athletic activities.

Each Westminster student was paired with an athlete aged nine-20 to escort them to each of their events and cheer them to victory.  The Westminster group was accompanied by Dr. Amy Camardese, associate professor and chair of Westminster's Department of Education.

Contact Camardese at (724) 946-7183 or email camardah@westminster.edu for additional information.

About Westminster College...
Founded in 1852 and related to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Westminster College ranks first in the nation as "Best College for Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math," according to Forbes.com. Westminster is a top tier liberal arts college, a national leader in graduation rate performance, and a "Great School, Great Price," according to U.S. News Best Colleges guide. Westminster ranked 38th among liberal arts colleges, according to the Washington Monthly College Guide, and is one of the most affordable national liberal arts colleges in Pennsylvania. Westminster is also honored as one of "The Best 373 Colleges" and "Best in the Northeast" by The Princeton Review, and is named to the President's Honor Roll for excellence in service learning.

Nearly 1,600 undergraduate and graduate students benefit from individualized attention from dedicated faculty while choosing from 41 majors and nearly 100 organizations on the New Wilmington, Pa., campus. Visit www.westminster.edu/advantage to view "Advantage: Westminster" A Strategic Plan 2010-2020.

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