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June 28, 2013 | North America: Texas

Meet Christopher Martinez

By Ramonica R. Jones

Christopher Martinez earned the nickname, "Mr. Cool", back when he was a student at Amparo Gutierrez Elementary School in Texas. Well-known for his singing and dancing, once he moved on to Trautmann Middle School, he was always selected to perform alongside the cheerleaders at pep rallies. He would even participate in many of the school talent shows. It was at Gutierrez Elementary School that he began participating in bowling and athletics with Special Olympics Texas. He began competing in aquatics while at Trautmann, and is now an avid swimmer at United High School in Laredo. In fact, during the 2012-2013 school year, Martinez's coaches gave him the opportunity to compete with the U.I.S.D. District Swim Team in all the UIL meets. He even got to travel out of town with his teammates and is proud and excited to be on the team.

About Ramonica R. Jones: Ramonica joined the Special Olympics Texas staff as Public Relations Coordinator in 2010.

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