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Harpeth High recognized as Unified Champion School

Harpeth High School was recently designated as a Special Olympics Unified Champion School and received a national
banner at a March 9 assembly for its efforts to provide inclusive sports and activities for students with and without disabilities.

The school received a banner to hang in its gym and will be added to a list of other schools across the
nation that have attained this incredible accomplishment. An assembly was arranged at Harpeth High to
acknowledge this accomplishment. It started with a performance of the National Anthem performed by
the ASL club and sung by Jazzy and Kai Miller.

During this assembly, the boys’ and the unified teams competed in a basketball game and Team Unified triumphed 50–39. It was an amazing game supported by the Band of Blue playing pep tunes!

Two of the 30 Special Olympics U.S. Youth Ambassadors, Calli Copeland and Haley Romines, are from Harpeth High School. A school that has achieved all 10 national standards of excellence is recognized as a Unified Champion School and given a national banner. A nationwide group of leaders from the Special Olympics and the education sector developed these standards.