"I was thinking back my sophomore year thinking about field day in elementary school and how much fun it was," Allyson Rabon said.
That memory is why Rabon came up with the idea of an inclusive field day for students with special needs.
"So often in life we think that we're benefiting them or we're helping them by hanging out with them, but really what we get in return is amazing," Rabon said.
Students with special needs at Wakefield High School participated in field day games, each paired with a general education student.
"You can look around and see everybody is having a blast," teacher Paula Adam said.
Especially Olajuwon Terry who is senior at Wakefield and ABC11's biggest fan.
"It's been my dream to be on the news," Terry said.
I had the pleasure of meeting Olajuwon Terry today! He’s a senior at Wakefield HS and participated in the inclusive field day. He’s also @ABC11_WTVD’s biggest fan. Hear from him at 5:30. #ABC11 pic.twitter.com/1Pui1nFQ8Q— Ana Rivera (@AnaRiveraABC11) June 7, 2019
Smiles on faces and so much joy, ending this school year right on the mark.
Olajuwon is the one senior in this class. He will graduate next week.