Special-education students participate in annual Job Olympics

// Posted By Janie Rohlfing

Students showcase skills for prospective employers

The Lee’s Summit R-7 School District sponsored its annual Job Olympics on April 7 at Unity Village. The popular event includes students from Lee’s Summit R-7 as well as the several other area school districts.

During the event, 77 students enrolled in special-education courses competed in job-related activities, such as child care, computer skills or food preparation. Volunteers from the community serve as judges for the events, and Lee’s Summit R-7 high-school students also volunteer their time to assist with Job Olympics.

The students are able to practice job-related skills and also demonstrate their own abilities to prospective employers. Job Olympics includes opening ceremonies, a luncheon and closing ceremonies with awards.

In the photos, Robert Abbott of Lee’s Summit North High School is doing data entry event, Morgan Bryan of Lee’s Summit West High School is cleaning a table, Thomas Clapp of Lee’s Summit West is rolling silverware, and Zack Beckwith of Lee’s Summit High School is stocking shelves.    

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