In their own words
Morgan Simmons and Tyrone Glover are a Unified pair from Northwood High School in Chatham County. Morgan recently graduated and now attends NC State University.
Morgan: Tyrone cares about me. He doesn’t care about the clothes I wear, my class rank, my GPA, whether I’m varsity or junior varsity. He honestly just cares about who I am, genuinely. And that’s enough for Tyrone. And Tyrone is enough for me. You see, I feel like all too often we use society’s expectations to judge each other for who you should be. But I’ve learned that it’s not about winning or losing or meeting expectations.
Tyrone: It’s about daring to be your best. Whatever that may be.
Out of the 130 schools across the U.S. receiving this national banner recognition, only five exemplary schools are being recognized by Special Olympics’ Unified Sports partner, ESPN. These schools are considered "Elite Class."
Wake Forest High School of Wake County is one of those five schools that will be recognized nationally for their efforts towards inclusion. A special ceremony will be held at the high school with ESPN covering the event!