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UMS Teacher and Student to Participate in Special Olympics Torch Run on June 3

A student and teacher from Union Memorial School will take part in this year’s Vermont Law Enforcement Torch Run for the Special Olympics on Friday, June 3.

The Vermont Law Enforcement Torch Run actually consists of four separate, relay-style legs beginning in all four corners of Vermont, and the runners relay the torch to the 2011 Special Olympics Vermont Summer Games over a three-day period. The torch run in which second-grade teacher Sherry Thibault and second grader Joey Caruso will participate begins in Highgate at 8:00 a.m. on June 3. It will pass by UMS at approximately 1:00 p.m. on Friday in front of everyone gathered to cheer them on.

All torches are carried to the Windjammer in South Burlington, where police officers run the “Flame of Hope” to the opening ceremonies at the University of Vermont, where the games will run June 3–5. This year marks Special Olympics Vermont’s fortieth anniversary.

Thibault, a Colchester resident, enjoys running and has also helped out with Girls on the Run in the past (see this previous post about Girls on the Run).

For more information about Special Olympics Vermont, please visit