And...Athlete Kamari Graham, a sophomore from Homestead Senior High School is this year's recipient of the Special Olympics Athlete of the Year award.
Graham not only has an intellectual disability, but at a young age suffered injuries from a firework accident that left him without his left hand. A participant in Special Olympics since attending Homestead Middle School, Graham participates in multiple sports and was instrumental in the team winning an FHSAA state championship in Unified flag football. He then helped Homestead become a two-time national champion, catching a key touchdown pass in the semifinals of the 2022 Special Olympics USA Games in Orlando this past June. Homestead represented Florida at the Games and brought home a gold medal. Graham is also a leader in the classroom, serving as Vice President of his school's Unified Club.
Way to go, Kamari! We are proud of you!