A Verona Area High School freshman is now a gold medal winner.

Evan Patton won a gold last month at the Special Olympics Skills Basketball state competition in Neenah. Two of Patton’s middle school coaches from Savanna Oaks Middle School and Patton’s brother Nate were on hand to watch him.

The Skills Basketball event has competitors show six different skills: target pass, spot shot, permieter shooting, catch and pass, 10-meter dribble and 12-meter dribble.