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.
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.
Longtime coach, staff member leaves Heritage
Mr. Scott Hormann is a staff member who has served this school in various ways for the past 10 years. Recently, Hormann decided that he would be leaving his position as a member of the security team at the conclusion of the 2017-2018 school year.