East Noble Named a Unified Champion School
Kendallville - East Noble High School has learned they will be recognized as a National Banner Unified Champions School.
According to the Special Olympics website, the goal of the Unified Champions program is to promote "social inclusion through intentionally planned and implemented activities affecting systems-wide change."
Though sports is the foundation of the program, the model also focuses on creating classrooms and climates of acceptance in a school for students with disabilities.
The designation is one that only 14 schools in Indiana have received. Currently, 173 schools have been recognized as Banner schools nationwide. The Banner designation is a new level of achievement for East Noble, as the school has previously been recognized as a Unified Champion School. Over 100 students and partners currently participate in East Noble's inclusion programs. Along with the new designation, East Noble may be selected for a profile to feature an Indiana school expected to air on ESPN at a future date.