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CREST students, Key clients win the day

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By Eryn Worthington

CRYSTAL RIVER — The grandstands at Crystal River High School were jam-packed with supporters cheering on and encouraging more than 300 student athletes from the Citrus Resource for Exceptional Student Transition (CREST) School and Key Training Center clients Tuesday.

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“The students and clients look forward to this every year as a highlight to their year,” said Kiwanis Club of Homosassa Springs treasurer Jim Harris. “All you have to do is look at them when they get their medals and see the smiles on their faces. It’s terrific.”

During the 27th annual Field Day at Crystal River High School, students and clients demonstrated their athletic talent by completing diverse indoor and outdoor activities. Chet Cole, Key Training Center executive director, said each athlete won a medal and departed with a sense of personal accomplishment.

The Kiwanis-sponsored event was a much-anticipated one for all involved — CREST, the Key Training Center, Kiwanis, the Women’s Club of Beverly Hills and students from Crystal River High School’s ROTC and Health Academy.