Marana HS on AZPM TV

Marana High School Junior & Special Olympics athlete Rachel Doolittle, and Special Education Teacher & Special Olympics coach Loretta Alvarez, discuss "Spread the Word to End the Word" with Arizona Public Media's Marc McLemore on February 27, 2012.

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