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Central High School’s Best Buddy Program Volunteers With Special Olympics

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Pictured in the back row from left to right are Audrey Dunne, Elizabeth Haney, Christin
Grdinich, Samantha Whritenour, Abby Long, Anna Hall, Anna Cheatwood, and Ayla
Robinson. In the front row are Shirley Sharp, Madison Cook, Anna Whitlock, Heidi
Anderson, Hannah Hicks, Kiley Godbee, Madison Singleton, Jenny McMahan Payton
Smith, and Olivia Mazzola.

Central High School’s Best Buddy Program volunteered and assisted local elementary school athletes in Newnan, Georgia at the Special Olympics bowling event. Four elementary school sent nearly 80 athletes to the bowling event.

Community Based Instruction teacher, Ms. Christine Hanson, established the Central High School chapter of the Best Buddy Program with the help of Central High School junior, Heidi Anderson. Though the chapter was started in late September, the organization boasts 43 members to-date. The Best Buddy Program is the world’s largest organization dedicated to ending the social, physical, and economic isolation of the 200 million people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).

The Central High School club provides opportunities for students to interact and
volunteer in a variety of settings with disabled and non-disabled peers, matched
together.