Raising Awareness and Funds: Special Olympics Recognizes SHS Student

It was more than about money and scholarships. The recognition of Shaker High School student Mira Ginsburg shed further light on the positive difference individuals can make for their fellow students on the athletic field and in the school halls.

Mira Ginsburg and Unified athletes at SHS
SHS Unified athletes and advisor Christina Manion surround Mira Ginsburg after she was recognized for her fundraising on behalf of Special Olympics NY.

With signs, smiles, and applause, SHS Unified Sports and Club athletes celebrated with Mira when she received a $1,000 scholarship from Special Olympics New York Dec. 6 during a brief but energizing ceremony.

Mira raised the most money of any Unified school female student, bringing in $2,468, said Leigh Howard, Director of Unified Sports – Special Olympics NY. The money will fund as many as 15 Special Olympic athletes.

In recognition of this effort, she earned the $1,000 scholarship.



group shot of Ginsburg family and Leigh Howard, Special Olympics
Left to Right: Max, Jan, and Mira Ginsburg with Leigh Howard, Director of Unified Sports – Special Olympics NY.
SHS staff and Unified athletes applaud Mira Ginsburg
Athletic Director Matt Stein and Unified athletes celebrate Mira Ginsburg’s recognition by Special Olympics during a brief ceremony at SHS Dec. 6.


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