Pleasant Hope High School friends cheer on competitors

May 31, 2012 | 5:38 p.m. CDT
Brandi Persinger, foreground, Whitney Durr and Thomas Persinger are classmates at Pleasant Hope High School. The three friends came from Pleasant Hope to cheer on the competitors of the 2012 Special Olympics State Summer Games in Brewer Court at MU's Recreation Center on Thursday. “I tried to recruit people from my school,” Durr said. “And here we are.”

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