Congratulations to Kenmore Moore Middle School in Arlington! Read more here and watch the ESPN video.
From a list of 30 schools around the nation, ESPN is recognizing five exemplary schools as part of its Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools National Recognition Program. These five schools have met the 10 national standards of inclusion and have been nominated by their state's Special Olympics program. The primary activities within these standards include: Special Olympics Unified Sports® (where students with and without disabilities train and compete as teammates), Inclusive Youth Leadership and Whole-School Engagement. Banner Unified Champion Schools should also be able to demonstrate they are self-sustainable or have a plan in place to sustain these activities into the future.
The schools below will receive a national banner presentation:
Virginia: Kenmore Middle School
California: Warren High School
Michigan: Brighton High School
New Jersey: Rowan University
North Carolina: Wake Forest High School
Kenmore's national banner presentation will take place April 12.
In addition to Kenmore, congratulations to the 5 other Virginia schools - Bush Hill Elementary School, Frost Middle School, Robinson Secondary School, Northside High School and Robert E. Lee High School - who also earned National Banner status. Stay tuned to our Facebook page as we share these school-wide celebrations in the coming months!