By Melissa Murphy
Grins from ear to ear, hands in the air and high-fives all around were just the beginning of a day outside the confines of a typical middle school classroom for a group of local students with special needs.
Raul Calberon sat quietly at a table at Stars Bowling Center among the hustle and bustle of fellow classmates cheering, and the loud drops of bowling balls onto the wooden lanes and the crash of bowling pins.
When it was his turn, Calberon confidently picked up a neon yellow bowling ball and tossed it with ease. He didn’t even need the bumpers to earn his first strike for the day. His peers and teachers cheered loudly, and just as if nothing happened, the 13-year-old quietly sat back down.