BY BRIDGET CRONIN
On Sunday May 3rd, Coventry High School Best Buddies participated in the Friendship Walk at Johnston Memorial Park. Advisor Mr. Palumbo and over 25 coventry students and family members helped raise money for Best Buddies Rhode Island, by gathering pledges from friends and family for the walk.
Best Buddies is a relatively new program at Coventry High School that partners a student with an intellectual and developmental disability with a peer buddy to develop natural friendships. Students at CHS see their buddy weekly, eating lunch together, playing basketball, or just hanging out.
Coventry’s chapter was awarded Rhode Island High School Chapter of the Year, and received a beautiful plaque from Congressman Jim Langevine. The Coventry chapter alone raised over 2,000 dollars which will be donated to the state’s worthwhile program.