Unified Eagles starts again
“I love to coach Unified because of the atmosphere that everyone at Heritage brings to the games. Everyone is very accepting to kids,” says Mr. Kyle Duggan, the coach of the Heritage Unified team.
Unified Eagles is where volunteer Heritage students are partners to the Special Olympics athletes at Heritage and assist them in playing basketball.
“Partners are in charge of catching rebounds and directing the students to the right place, but most importantly they are in charge of cheering for their teammates,” says Duggan.
Helpers love to assist Unified because the PACE athletes get really excited and everyone can feel the joy spread around the room.
“The athletes are great because they bring their enthusiasm and Heritage spirit to every game,” says Tori Mudd ‘16, who has been a part of Unified for three years now. “It is a great thing to be a part of.”
The program breaks barriers by having the athletes and the partners work as teammates and create new friendships.
Alpine Club climbs to new heights
Heritage’s Alpine Club has kept busy since the start of the school year, taking their first hike up Goliath Peak on August 25. The kick off hike of the year offered new members a taste of what the club has to offer. Mr. Warren, Heritage Math Teacher, has been sponsoring the club for 18 years.
Track and Field hosts Liberty Bell amid exciting season
Every year around the end of April, Heritage hosts a huge track meet with about 40 schools participating. Organizing the event this year is the head track coach Mr. Tyler Knoblock, from the Physical Education Department.