Special Olympics South Dakota

About Special Olympic Participants at Deuel

  • The students who participate in Special Olympics at Deuel School are members of the NESC Rockets. The NESC Rockets are made up of students from Deuel, Hamlin, Castlewood, Clark, Willow Lake, Lake Preston & Estelline.  

    The Rockets play Unified Sports throughout the school year, and compete in Bowling, Basketball, Soccer, and Track & Field.  When the teams compete at area and state competitions, the teams are made up of students of similar age and ability. This makes games and competitions more challenging and exciting for all.  

NESC Rockets


  • An Athlete is a participant who has a disability.

    A Partner is a participant who does not have a disability.

    Unified Sports are sport competitions where athletes and partners play together.

    Question How does a person become an Athlete?

    Question How do I become a Partner?

Special Olympics Oath

  • "Let me win.  But if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt."