EHS Student-Athletes Delutis & Whyte Represent Ewing at USA Games
June 16, 2022
Two Ewing High School students who embody the very best of the Ewing Schools inclusive programming had an outstanding experience at the prestigious 2022 Special Olympics USA games held in Orlando, Florida.
Every four years, Special Olympics athletes from all over the United States compete in the Special Olympics USA Games. This year, more than 5,500 athletes traveled to Orlando to compete at the highest level.
This year, EHS students Zachary Whyte and Kyle Delutis were part of a contingent of 138 New Jersey athletes who joined more than 5,500 athletes and coaches representing 50 state programs and the Caribbean, along with the support of tens of thousands of volunteers and spectators, to compete in 19 Olympic-type team and individual sports.
Whyte is a Special Olympics athlete who participated in Athletics. He had eight events. Whyte earned a gold medal for 4x100m unified relay, a silver medal for Mini Javelin and another silver for 100m run.
Delutis is a Unified Partner (individual without disability who trains and competes alongside a Special Olympics athlete or as a unified team) for Bowling. He participated in two events. Delutis and his partner Justin came in 4th place for Unified doubles. Their Unified Team came in 3rd earning a bronze medal.
Whyte has been participating with the Special Olympics organization for over six years. He plays soccer, basketball, volleyball, and track.
Delutis, a senior at EHS, has been participating in Special Olympics New Jersey for six years. In addition to his stellar bowling skills, which makes him a standout member of Ewing High School’s championship Boys Bowling team, he does Unified bocce and track and field.
“We are very proud of Zachary and Kyle’s participation in Orlando,” Ewing Schools Supervisor David Hauserman stated. “They were outstanding ambassadors of the Ewing Schools and our inclusive programming.”