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Softball - Glenholme shortstop throws hard for the double play
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Jon's amazing efforts as shortstop and hitter played a big role in Glenholme's mid-May win over Maplebrook.
Softball- Ashlyn at bat
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Ashlyn, a 2010 rookie, not only contributed to the squad while at bat she also started off the games by singing the Star Spangled Banner.
Glenholme tennis teammates ready for a match
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Tennis teammates, Brandon and Richard, ready for a serve in a match against the Kildonan team.
Washington, CT - Sportsmanship, respect, pride and self-confidence are a few benefits of the social spring sports at Glenholme. After a cold, snowy New England winter the entire campus is excited to take to the fields for some healthy competition. This season the interscholastic sporting opportunities for students were expanded to include the mainstay of softball and the new favorite of tennis.

Softball enjoys its strong popularity as an exciting co-ed sport which boasts a remarkable record each year. This season the softball team delivered several decisive victories with their precision pitching, heavy hitting, and dramatic defensive plays. The Glenholme team and spectators also maintained a superior sportsmanship and often cheered and encouraged their opponents’ efforts.

The donation of a new tennis court in late 2008 expanded the social sporting opportunities for those with a passion for the racquet. In its first season since the completion of the new court, the tennis team faced some tough competition from Kildonan, Rumsey Hall, and Maplebrook. While the final record was not in the team’s favor, they finished out the season with a few fantastic wins and a number of strong matches. A pinnacle moment for the team came from Rumsey Hall, a school known for their strong sports program. Their exceptional courtside manner earned the team a commendation from the Rumsey coach on their level of sportsmanship and respect.

These sports provide many social benefits including opportunities to meet new people with similar interests, develop strong teamwork skills, and enhance self-confidence. Being an athlete has more benefits beyond the social aspects of the sporting venue. Athletes tend to have better grades, an improved understanding of business models and concepts, as well as healthier lifestyles. Sports, such as tennis and softball, can contribute to a brighter future for many. As students pick up a racquet or a bat in an effort to engage the game, they are doing great things for themselves and those around them.

The Glenholme School, a Devereux Center, is an exceptional boarding school for students with special needs, which offers an individually prescribed learning environment with a steadfast academic curriculum. Using our effective individualized services, we apply a positive behavior support model focused on development of social skills and lifelong strategies for success. The school’s milieu therapy addresses varying levels of academic, social and special needs development in boys and girls ages 10-18 and postgraduates. We prepare graduates for continued education in traditional day schools, boarding schools, colleges and universities. For more information about The Glenholme School and its program, visit http://www.theglenholmeschool.org/.
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