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Story by Hannah Lesko and Madison Isherwood

SOUTH WINDSOR -- One of South Windsor High School's core values is community, and the importance of it in a high school setting.

Through Unified Sports, the school creates a positive atmosphere that many kids don't often have available to them.

James Warnock, an advisor, understands the necessity of the program.

"It promotes friendship and inclusion," he said. "Regardless of skill or ability, we can all interact and have a good time."

It's not just the staff participating. Many students show their support by volunteering for the extracurricular activity, as well.

"I wanted to get involved because I love spending time with the kids and I want to develop a connection with every one of them," said Jamie Waldo, a student volunteer.

Each athlete has a genuine excitement for the program. Senior Alex Lavigne, whose favorite sport is basketball, has always seen a positive attitude to the games and practices.

Unified Sports isn't just for the participants - the whole school gets involved, too.


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