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Gold Medal Winner Dan O'Brien Visits Mead School District

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O'Brien won the Gold Medal in the Decathalon in 1996, the first American to do so since 1976 O'Brien won the Gold Medal in the Decathalon in 1996, the first American to do so since 1976
MEAD, Wash. -

Thursday was a special day for a group of students in the Mead School District because they spent most of the day competing in the district's annual Developmental Olympics.

The Olympics started 12 years ago when the district felt the need to host an event for its special education students. Mead School psychologists, who work with these students on a daily basis, help plan and staff the event.

Co-Chair of the Developmental Olympics, Lindy Terry, says this event is important because, "they are capable of many things that a lot of people don't think they're capable of. They get to show that they can do just as much as you and I can and they just get to shine for the people who come and watch them. And it's nice because they can see how supported they are in the community."

This year there was a special guest, Dan O'Brien. O'Brien won the Gold Medal in the Decathalon in 1996, the first American to do so since 1976.

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