Unified Champion Schools are spooktacular! đź‘» October 2018 UCS Newsletter

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.

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2017-18 Special Olympics Class of National Banner Schools announced!

Special Olympics North Carolina has more than 350 official Unified Champion Schools across the state. We are extraordinarily proud to announce that six Unified Champion Schools in North Carolina received Special Olympics national banner recognition for their commitment to inclusion. The six schools receiving national banner status are:

• Granite Falls Elementary School, Caldwell County School

• Kennedy Middle School, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools

• Lebanon Road Elementary School, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools

• Sycamore Creek Elementary School, Wake County Public Schools

• University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

• Wake Forest High School, Wake County Public Schools

A Unified Champion School receiving national banner recognition has demonstrated commitment to inclusion by achieving the ten national standards. These standards are based upon the three over-arching components that include Special Olympics Unified Sports®, Inclusive Youth Leadership and Whole-School Engagement.

Do you think your school has what it takes to become a national banner school? Learn more about the national banner recognition program and the 10 standards to meet here!

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!

See Kevin Negandhi's announcement here!


2019 Special Olympics North Carolina Spread the Word to End the Word Rally

March 20 at Halifax Mall in Downtown Raleigh

Registration details coming soon!

Contact us!

West: Samantha Huffman | shuffman@sonc.net | 317-903-7291

East: Allison Stockburger | astockburger@sonc.net | 406-861-6001

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