Rangeview High School Named 2019 Unified School of the Year

Rangeview High School is being recognized for promoting inclusion among all of its students. The school was recently named the 2019 Unified School of the Year by Special Olympics Colorado.

Rangeview has multiple Unified Sports teams (basketball, soccer, track & field, flag football, cheerleading and bowling) which join people with and without intellectual disabilities on the same team. These teams give students with special needs a valuable opportunity to shine and play on a school sports team.

“It’s about good sportsmanship and playing as a unified family, regardless if you have a disability or not,” said Rangeview Senior Brian Tran.

Kaly Warner, Unified Sports Coordinator for Rangeview added, "It's important because our students with disabilities get included in typical school activities that make students passionate about coming to school and be celebrated just like the other athletes in the school."

Rangeview was also honored by the Denver Broncos as one of three Premier Unified Champion Schools in the Denver Metro Area. Several members of the current Broncos team, including starting safety Justin Simmons and starting left guard Dalton Risner, joined the school for the celebration. They held a scrimmage with Rangeview's Unified flag football team along with a couple of Broncos cheerleaders and the Broncos mascot, Miles. It was an amazing way to celebrate Rangeview's dedication to help all students feel included, respected and accepted for who they are!

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