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A Special Effort

  • Lyme, N.H., Police Chief Shaun O'Keefe congratulates Hunter Hall of the Upper Valley Hawks, as he stands on the winners' podium with, from left, Marie Froyd of the Rivendell Raptors, Rose Kerrigan of the Upper Valley Hawks, and Kendra Ferrick of the Upper Valley Hawks during the Upper Valley Special Olympics at Dartmouth Skiway in Lyme on January 25, 2014. "I was speeding," said Hall, to his mother Sally Hall of White River Junction, Vt., after he finished first in his division of the 100-meter snowshoe event. (Valley News - Will Parson)

    Lyme, N.H., Police Chief Shaun O'Keefe congratulates Hunter Hall of the Upper Valley Hawks, as he stands on the winners' podium with, from left, Marie Froyd of the Rivendell Raptors, Rose Kerrigan of the Upper Valley Hawks, and Kendra Ferrick of the Upper Valley Hawks during the Upper Valley Special Olympics at Dartmouth Skiway in Lyme on January 25, 2014. "I was speeding," said Hall, to his mother Sally Hall of White River Junction, Vt., after he finished first in his division of the 100-meter snowshoe event. (Valley News - Will Parson) Purchase photo reprints »

  • From left, Scott Gratacos of Charlestown, N.H., Hunter Hall of White River Junction, Vt., and Nathanael Shields of Canaan, N.H., compete in the 200-meter snowshoe event during the Upper Valley Special Olympics at Dartmouth Skiway in Lyme, N.H., on January 25, 2014. (Valley News - Will Parson)

    From left, Scott Gratacos of Charlestown, N.H., Hunter Hall of White River Junction, Vt., and Nathanael Shields of Canaan, N.H., compete in the 200-meter snowshoe event during the Upper Valley Special Olympics at Dartmouth Skiway in Lyme, N.H., on January 25, 2014. (Valley News - Will Parson) Purchase photo reprints »

  • Jacob Patneaude, 16, of Whitefield, N.H., competes in the slalom snowboarding event during the Upper Valley Special Olympics at Dartmouth Skiway in Lyme, N.H., on January 25, 2014. Patneaude and his brother Joe Patneaude, 18, competed in the same three snowboarding events, and it is their third year competing in the Special Olympics. (Valley News - Will Parson)

    Jacob Patneaude, 16, of Whitefield, N.H., competes in the slalom snowboarding event during the Upper Valley Special Olympics at Dartmouth Skiway in Lyme, N.H., on January 25, 2014. Patneaude and his brother Joe Patneaude, 18, competed in the same three snowboarding events, and it is their third year competing in the Special Olympics. (Valley News - Will Parson) Purchase photo reprints »

  • Lyme, N.H., Police Chief Shaun O'Keefe congratulates Hunter Hall of the Upper Valley Hawks, as he stands on the winners' podium with, from left, Marie Froyd of the Rivendell Raptors, Rose Kerrigan of the Upper Valley Hawks, and Kendra Ferrick of the Upper Valley Hawks during the Upper Valley Special Olympics at Dartmouth Skiway in Lyme on January 25, 2014. "I was speeding," said Hall, to his mother Sally Hall of White River Junction, Vt., after he finished first in his division of the 100-meter snowshoe event. (Valley News - Will Parson)
  • From left, Scott Gratacos of Charlestown, N.H., Hunter Hall of White River Junction, Vt., and Nathanael Shields of Canaan, N.H., compete in the 200-meter snowshoe event during the Upper Valley Special Olympics at Dartmouth Skiway in Lyme, N.H., on January 25, 2014. (Valley News - Will Parson)
  • Jacob Patneaude, 16, of Whitefield, N.H., competes in the slalom snowboarding event during the Upper Valley Special Olympics at Dartmouth Skiway in Lyme, N.H., on January 25, 2014. Patneaude and his brother Joe Patneaude, 18, competed in the same three snowboarding events, and it is their third year competing in the Special Olympics. (Valley News - Will Parson)