GR8Job: Pep rally held for Brookland Special Olympians - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

GR8Job: Pep rally held for Brookland Special Olympians

A pep rally was held Wednesday for Brookland Special Olympians. (Source: KAIT-TV) A pep rally was held Wednesday for Brookland Special Olympians. (Source: KAIT-TV)
BROOKLAND, AR (KAIT) -

A group of Special Olympians at one area school were cheered on Wednesday, with students saying the event helps to honor the athletes who are preparing for an upcoming competition. 

A pep rally was held at Brookland High School to show support for the athletes. The pep rally, which is in its second year, included games with the Olympians and students said the opportunity to support a worthy cause was important to them. 

"This is a great way for us to show how proud we are of them and what they're doing," sophomore Colten Sedman said. 

"I feel like it's good for our community and then it's going to show that we are trying to make our community better and support the kids and everything that they do and trying to make them happy," sophomore Kaylyn Tucker said. 

Copyright 2018 KAIT. All rights reserved.

  • Region 8 News</span><a class="customMoreLink" href="/Global/category.asp?C=4391" target="_top">More >></a>Region 8 NewsMore>>

  • A Better Region 8: Paying attention at railroad crossings

    A Better Region 8: Paying attention at railroad crossings

    Monday, June 18 2018 6:10 PM EDT2018-06-18 22:10:09 GMT
    Monday, June 18 2018 6:23 PM EDT2018-06-18 22:23:22 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    Over the weekend, four lives were lost when the vehicle they were in collided with a train.

    Over the weekend, four lives were lost when the vehicle they were in collided with a train.

  • Sheriff: Mom found naked man in bed with 14-year-old daughter

    Sheriff: Mom found naked man in bed with 14-year-old daughter

    Monday, June 18 2018 4:41 PM EDT2018-06-18 20:41:31 GMT
    Monday, June 18 2018 5:06 PM EDT2018-06-18 21:06:46 GMT
    John Jackson (Source: Cross Co. Sheriff's Office)John Jackson (Source: Cross Co. Sheriff's Office)
    John Jackson (Source: Cross Co. Sheriff's Office)John Jackson (Source: Cross Co. Sheriff's Office)

    Cross County sheriff’s deputies arrested a Colt man after a woman found him naked in bed with her 14-year-old daughter.

    Cross County sheriff’s deputies arrested a Colt man after a woman found him naked in bed with her 14-year-old daughter.

  • Man accused of battering pregnant woman

    Man accused of battering pregnant woman

    Monday, June 18 2018 3:18 PM EDT2018-06-18 19:18:01 GMT
    Monday, June 18 2018 4:31 PM EDT2018-06-18 20:31:25 GMT
    Brandon A Fitzpatrick (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office)Brandon A Fitzpatrick (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office)
    Brandon A Fitzpatrick (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office)Brandon A Fitzpatrick (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office)

    A man is being held on a $10,000 bond after Jonesboro police say he beat a pregnant woman.

    A man is being held on a $10,000 bond after Jonesboro police say he beat a pregnant woman.

Powered by Frankly