Knightstown High School, with leadership from the Panther Athletic Council, and help from countless students received their Special Olympics/Champions Together Banner today!
The Champions Together partnership will provide an award banner to all IHSAA member schools that meet the following Project Unify goals in the 2018-19 school year:
1 – All school sponsored activities must be planned, organized and administered by an Inclusive Student Leadership team that strives to do things WITH students with intellectual disabilities NOT FOR them.
2 – The school must participate in at least one activity designed around Whole School Engagement that promotes and encourages awareness, respect and inclusion of persons with intellectual disabilities.
3 – The school must organize and participate in at least one Unified Sports activity such as IHSAA Unified Track & Field, a Unified practice or clinic, or a Unified competition with students with intellectual disabilities OR local Special Olympics athletes.
4 – Fundraising—the school must raise a minimum of $1500 for the Champions Together project.
Members of the Athletic Council for the 2018-2019 school year were:
Seniors – Kaitlyn Jackson, Jess Butler, Jose Olivo
Juniors – Landon Carmichael, Emma-Kate Moore, James Lukens
Sophomores – Sam Thomas, Rena’ Witham, Cara Mullen, Ben Newby
Freshmen – Kyle Johnson, Paige Personett
Thank you for your hard work and dedication to a great cause!