Help a special student win a special bike!

Help a special student win a special bike!
Posted on 03/29/2016
Camille Martinez

Silverado High School staff and students are hoping to rally support for a handicapped student who is competing to win a special bike that will make her life easier.

Camille Martinez is a 21-year-old severely handicapped student in Taner Duman’s class. She has been enrolled at Silverado for eight years, but she will be too old to attend after this school year. 

Before she leaves, she is trying to win a special adaptive bike in a contest known as the Great Bike Giveaway. 

She has experienced the bike in Mr. Ellis’ Adaptive PE class, and her mother attributes most of her weight management and physical development to access to the bike. 

To win the bike that is appropriate for her, she must have the most votes; last year’s winner had more than 6,000 votes. Camille currently has a few hundred votes. 

"I’m confident that a big push from the Silverado community could help her win the bike," Principal Heather Conkle said in an email to staff. "I’m reaching out to you for some assistance with getting the student body behind Camille." 

Visit to obtain further information and to cast your vote. Votes must be cast before the end of the month. Vote now to help Camille win the top prize!

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