Cool Schools: Urbana HS "Unified Sports"

8:36 AM, Sep 29, 2011   |    comments
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FREDERICK, Md. (WUSA) -- Sports can really unify a school. If you take a close look at all of the championship banners in the gym at Urbana High in Frederick County, Maryland you'll find proof of that.

The 2011 State Title in UNIFIED Bocce is a great example of why kindness, enthusiasm and sportsmanship are alive and well in today's teenagers.

Students with challenges like Cerebral Palsy, Autism and Downs Syndrome, unite as one on the field of play with other students from all walks of life.

The connection is so powerful not only are life-long, friendships formed, but state titles are won!

"Everyday you'll see Kevin, Juan, Raean walking down the hallway, high fiving people, hi fiving a varsity football player, and it's not because I'm giving the high five because I'm trying to look good -- it's a natural high five. It's just like another buddy," said Athletic Director Kevin. 

Junior Mckinney Voss shraed, "We rely on each other and we made spirit bags for each other we just play games together and encourage each other"

Next up -- possibly a title Unified Tennis or Track!

Pretty Cool!

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