Unified Sports® Track and Field is a program developed by Special Olympics to encourage students with and without special needs to form friendships and participate together in sports training and competition. The team members will have the oppportunity to compete side-by-side in a state championship that will be held at Indiana University the same weekend as our Boys' and Girls' Track and Field Championships. Edgewood High School is one of only 20 schools in the state taking part in this new event.
A quick plane ride took us to Barcelona, where we visited the Sagrada Familia, the Parc Güell, the Cathedral of Barcelona, La Boqueria, and a beach in Sitges. One night, many people tried calamari for the first time. After three nights, we boarded the bus for the seven hour drive to Madrid. Halfway between Barcelona and Madrid, we stopped at the Monasterio de Piedra, where we walked through the park.
In Madrid, we saw the famous Puerta del Sol, and the Prado museum. Later, part of the group walked to the Estación de Atocha, where we saw over 100 turtles. We also went shopping in the Plaza Mayor before finishing our tour with a tapas night, where we sampled tortilla de patatas, jamón, and pimientos. Finally, we tried churros con chocolate. The next morning, we woke up bright and early to return home. (Submitted by Megan Vladoiu)