Page 18 THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRiDAy, JunE 7, 2024 Everett Police Dept. partners with Special Olympics for Game Day for children of all abilities By Tara Vocino he Everett Police Dept. partnered with the Special Olympics to host Unified Game Day last Friday at Rivergreen Park. Children of all abilities played games with each other, followed by sharing a meal. T Amara Louis and Richie Lagene recited a volunteer oath. State Rep. Joseph McGonagle (far right) joined Police Chief Steven Mazzie and Special Olympics Massachusetts Inclusive School Programs Manager Makayla Parris (front left) and others. Shown from left to right: Everett Public Schools (EPS) Music Teacher Kelsey Devlin, EPS Violin Teacher Maciej Kaczmarek, Lafayette School Music Teacher Jorunn Kaczmarek, Everett Deputy Fire Chief Will Hurley and School Committee Memberat-Large Samantha Hurley. Lafayette School students sang the National Anthem. Webster School second grader Christopher Melton Didas (in center) ran through cones in a football drill. Maureen Johnson’s ninth and tenth grade EHS Life Skills students participated in the Special Olympics. Shown from left to right: Front row: Baya Yaiche (paraprofessional), Madison Carbone, Dr. Maureen Johnson (special education teacher), Yuleishka Perez, and Angela Cucuzza; middle row: Kelley Guida (paraprofessional); second row: Waif Dormevil, Jorge Hernandez, Richard Gaul, Elijah St. Germain, Erly Erving Silatchom Kemtchouang, Andersson Ruiz, Cristian Tejada Mendez, Jayden Doza and Gina Liston (paraprofessional). Children played in and around the parachute. Everett High School Life Skills ninth grader Erly Erving Silatchom Kemtchouang kicked the ball into the net. Ward 4 Councillor Holly Garcia (far right) joined in with Webster School kindergarteners. Shown from left to right: Nico Edward, Ryan Petion, Maria Cutler, Sharmilla Maharjan, Daniel Pinto, Lucca Campos, Rayan Benguedda, teacher Erin Hughes, Isaac Garren, Mariana Hysenbegasi and Ayoub Sabaar. (Advocate photos by Tara Vocino)

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