Jack Murdock, son of Patricia and Richard Murdock, is a Transition II student at Centennial High School and this week’s Athlete of the Week.
He is a participant in the Special Olympics at CHS and competes in the long jump and 100-meter run. This year, he came in third place in the 100-meter race and first place in the long jump.
Murdock said he first discovered his love for running in his health and wellness classes and eventually knew he wanted to compete in the Special Olympics.
When asked what inspires him to continue training and competing he said, “It is fun to compete and win ribbons and medals.”
CHS Transition Teacher Jan Lincoln said of Murdock, “Jack had an award-winning performance in the T2 [Transition II] classroom. He has successfully completed job skill training at Goodwill and Handy Hardware, can independently navigate the community on the TMA trolley, and is able to complete personal shopping on his own. Jack is a member of the Best Buddies program at CHS which has afforded him some great friends and experiences. CHS is proud of Jack and all of his accomplishments.”
He describes himself as nice, kind and responsible. When he’s not running, he enjoys watching movies.
After graduating from CHS, he hopes to obtain a job at Sam’s Club.