The Aiken County Special Olympics will take place Friday at Midland Valley High School.
During the games, Midland Valley will be named a Special Olympics Unified Champion School for its inclusive school climate. The Special Olympics will take place from 9:30 a.m. until noon.
“Special Olympics South Carolina extends congratulations and appreciation for the dedication Midland Valley High School has exuded in creating a school culture where every student, with and without intellectual disabilities, is accepted, respected and valued,” said Leigh C. Lowery, director of communications for Special Olympics S.C.
More than 200 schools are currently participating in Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools programming in South Carolina, as part of more than 5,000 schools across the country in the program. Special Olympics has a global goal of creating 100,000 Unified Champion Schools by 2020.
The Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools model is supported by the U.S. Department of Education.
Reach Doug Stutsman at (706) 823-3341 or firstname.lastname@example.org