Students showcase talents in Special Olympics events

HARLINGEN — The Stingrays are giving each other thumbs up after their recent Special Olympics successes.

“I placed both in bowling and basketball competitions,” said Josue Mendiola, 21, a student in the life skills program at HarlingenHigh School.

Josue and his six other teammates are pretty psyched about their victory last weekend in Sharyland where they took home several medals at the Rio GrandeValley area basketball competition. They were already doing a victory dance for their triumph in the bowling event Feb. 5 in the 2016 Special Olympics Texas Winter Games in Austin.

Josue won the silver at both events. A big smile swept across his face as he expressed his feelings about the event.

“I had a good time because I was on the team with my friends,” Josue said.

Josue and the other Stingrays play a variety of sports at Special Olympians and it’s paying off in a big way.

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