SVVSD Unified Bowling Season Concludes After Two Teams Compete at State Championship

Unified Bowling students from Silver Creek HS pose for a picture with their trophy
Regional Unified Bowling Champions from Silver Creek HS. Front row, left to right: Josh Jones and Grace Lacrosse. Back row, left to right: Ethan Newby, Elora Groeninger, Bryan Newby, and April Conilogue.
(Grace and Elora are two students in SCLA who chose unified sports as their Capstone project.)

Unified Bowlers from Silver Creek High School (SCHS) and Mead High School (MHS) should be proud of their efforts at the CHSAA State Unified Bowling Championship that took place on November 18 at AMF Belleview Lanes. 

Silver Creek High School earned first place at the Regional Championship and placed fourth, with a score of 545, at the State Championship. They trailed only 23 points behind Pueblo Schools (Pueblo Central [594], Pueblo South [579] and Pueblo Centennial [568]) who earned the top three spots in this year’s championship. 

Ericka Pilon, math teacher and unified bowling coach at SCHS, shared that unified bowling is important because it brings everyone together and it allows students with special needs to be included and show their skills.

Unified bowling contributes to student success and makes student athletes and mentors feel valued. “The self esteem boost it has brought to these students while they cheered on their athletes was tremendous to watch. Everyone has a purpose in this program. The relationships that were formed between the athletes and the mentors was the best part of this program,” Pilon shared. 

Mead High School placed third at the Regional Championship and 15th, with a score of 315, at the State Championship. Niwot High School placed second at the Regional Championships, but were unable to compete at the State Championships, due to a weather related school closure. 

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