Conval senior celebrates long Special Olympics career
By Casey Farrar
It can’t be found displayed on the shelves of a trophy case or on a school record board.
But those closest to the Conval Regional High School senior — his teachers Mary Maughan and Julie Murphy; his parents, Thomas H. and Mary E. Meyers — know that the dozens of gold, silver and bronze medals from four years of Special Olympics competitions that hang on the walls of his room signify more than athletic ability.
To them, the medals are a sign of his courage, determination and perseverance.
To Meyers — who can often be seen proudly sporting a Conval letterman’s jacket earned through his Special Olympics career and Jeff Gordon baseball hat tucked over his curly black hair — sports are a way to make friends and spend time doing something he loves — whether it’s cheering on his teammates from the sidelines or flying down a snow-covered slalom course, he said. Continue reading