Smith the first Harvey County athlete in Special Olympics Hall of Fame

Jackie Smith is presented with flowers and a T-shirt to celebrate her induction into the Special Olympics Hall of Fame. Smith has been competing in the Special Olympics for 40 years. Ray Strunk/Newton Now.
By Ray Strunk When Jackie Smith heard her name announced as part of the 2018 Special Olympics Kansas Hall of Fame class, she was surprised. “Really, it feels good,” Smith said. Smith was recognized during the end-of-the-year talent show at the Santa Fe 5/6 Center, where she works in the cafeteria. Joey Schmidt, coordinator for the Harvey County Wildcats Special Olympics team that Smith plays


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