Bowling for friendship
by Daniel Freeman
"Everybody has different capabilities and (we) have to learn to accept them all. (We) make friends with other kids that you don't know. Its an experience you would not get inside of school," said Bohemia Manor High School student, Noah Webb.
Corollary Bowling is a way for Webb to do that.
Players from each team practice twice a week in the school's hallway with a plastic ball and pins. Leading up to the Cecil County tournament, players practiced four times at the actual lanes.
"Both kids adapt, (they're) very flexible and (we) learn from each other equally and cheer for all the students throughout the schools," said Bohemia Manor High School student, Kaylian Elkins.
Each school has a uniform that consists of a polo shirt in their school color and Khaki pants. "Everyone is happy, smiling, and cheering everybody on and it is a team sport," said Rising Sun High School student, Cayley Hall.
Corollary sports is "designed to combine groups of students with and without disabilities together in physical activity." These sports include bowling, bocce ball, and tennis.
Participating in these sports is not about the win but to have fun and support fellow students.
"Everyone is out for success and for the success of everyone," said North East head coach and special education teacher Dana Cain.
"Other sport's kids don't cherish (high school) sports, kids take it for granted. There is no drama and (we) always have fun," said Rising Sun High School student, Cody Leonard.
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