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July 13, 2023
NORTH BAY — Two Nipissing First Nation students representing St. Joseph-Scollard Hall Catholic Secondary School won medals at the 2023 Special Olympics Ontario School Championships.
Breydon Solomon won gold in traditional soccer while Tessa Tuulos won bronze in unified basketball.
Taking place in Kingston, Ont., on June 6 to 8, the 2023 Special Olympics Ontario School Championships welcomed over 600 Special Olympics athletes for the games.
“It was the provincial games,” says Frank Ricciuti, the Special Education Lead at St. Joseph-Scollard Hall. “We were in charge of posting the two qualifiers for basketball and soccer and in charge of putting the teams together… Initially, Scollard hosted the qualifiers for basketball and soccer and Tessa’s team qualified for the unified basketball team from the region.”
In Grade 9, this was Breydon’s first time travelling for the competition says Ricciuti.