The Baldwin High School National Honor Society’s commitment to community service continues to shine with great intensity. NHS students came out to support Nassau County’s annual Victory Challenge Empire State Games for the Physically Challenged, which were held from May 29 through 31, at Mitchell Athletic Complex and Nassau Community College.
The athletes, who ranged from ages 5 to 21, covered the gamut of disabilities, both mental and physical, including blindness, cerebral palsy, dwarfism, spinal cord injuries, and amputations. They competed in track, table tennis, archery, swimming, wheelchair basketball and other activities.
NHS students joined a group of other volunteers, which included parents and teachers, to help the athletes who ran track during the event. Since Victory Challenge has limited staff on hand, volunteers are essential to the games’ annual success. According to Jason White, BHS’ advisor to the NHS, who volunteered their services at the Victory Challenge, “the students all felt that the events were a rewarding experience that broadened their scope of the world.”