Kenmore Middle School is being recognized as a Special Olympics Unified Champion Banner School. Kenmore is receiving this distinct recognition because staff and students are leaders of social inclusion across APS and because of their efforts to include students on a unified basketball team. There are only 131 schools across the nation that received this national recognition this year, and only six schools from Virginia were included in the group. In addition, every year, ESPN recognizes five exemplary schools as part of its Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools National Recognition program. The five schools have met the 10 national standards of inclusion and were nominated by their state’s Special Olympics program. On September 6th, Kenmore learned that it has been named as one of this year’s ESPN Top 5 Honor Roll honorees.