The Grand Marshall

Marshall Barkley, a third grader at Jasper Elementary School, receives a gift after parading through the halls Friday as part of a school sendoff before he competes in the Special Olympics State competition Saturday. Teachers, staff and students of all grades lined the halls, many wearing red and blue (his favorite colors) and waving pom poms, to celebrate Barkley, who will compete in bowling. This is the first year he was old enough to compete and is the youngest student out of the Greater Jasper corporation who qualified for state.

The Grand Marshall