Glenbrook North and South students all came out winners during the Special Olympics Illinois Summer Games in Normal.
Julie Halfen earned gold in the 50-meter run and Daniel Raviv captured silver in the 100 and 200-runs. And the Glenbrook United soccer team earned a silver medal after beating Jacksonville 6-2 in the semi-finals.
The games were held June 15-17 at Illinois State University in Bloomington.
Athletes were divided into competition heats based on their age, gender and comparable entry scores.
Glenbrook United fielded a team of 12 this year. This was the first year that it went downstate and the second time it played in Special Olympics Illinois. Students from both Glenbrook North and South are on the team.
The program allows adults and young people with special needs the opportunity to show what they can do on the field and learn the value and importance of teamwork and sportsmanship off the field.
Pa'al Joshi, Glenbrook South's assistant football coach and sponsor of Glenbrook United, said he was proud of the their accomplishments.
"They got to be part of a team and compete, feel good about themselves, and meet new kids," Joshi said. "They wouldn't have been able to do that without Special Olympics. They far exceeded expectations."