Becky Freidman jumps. She lands triumphantly. For her efforts, she earns a second place in the Standing Long Jump at the Special Olympics held at Pleasant Valley High School's stadium. Her smile is mile-wide. Her pride is reflected in her family's faces as they congratulate her and shower her with praise.
But Becky is already eager to move on to her next event and takes off with her PV "buddy."
Her mother, Fidelia Freeman of Saylorsburg, is somewhat emotional.
"She went from not walking to this," she says of her 16-year-old PVHS ninth grade daughter.