St. Madeleine Sophie School recognized as a National Unified Champion School – Special Olympics
Congratulations to St. Madeleine Sophie School on receiving National Banner status and being among 220 schools (elementary – college) in the country to receive this level of recognition. St. Madeleine Sophie School is the 5th of its kind in the state of Washington. St. Madeleine Sophie School should be proud of their accomplishments and continue to push your school even further!
A school that receives this recognition is one that has demonstrated commitment to inclusion by meeting 10 national standards of excellence. These standards were developed by a national panel of leaders from Special Olympics with a focus on Unified Sports, Inclusive Youth Leadership, and Whole-School engagement. The National Banner Recognition is recognized by the State Department of Education and is modeled after the National Blue Ribbon School program.
A letter of recognition and a certificate signed by Tim Shriver, Chairman of Special Olympics International, and Mark Edenzon, Regional President and Managing Director of Special Olympics North America has been presented to the school leadership.
Here’s a message from Tim Shriver on National Banner Schools: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=ca19GQWdkkg
Thank you St. Madeleine Sophie School and Parish community for shouting: “We choose to include!”
Congratulations to the St. Madeleine Sophie School and Parish Community for “forging new paths towards inclusion for people of all abilities, and transforming the world in the process”. We look forward to witnessing how you will continue to expand the Inclusion Revolution on your campus and throughout the Archdiocese of Seattle!