Dec. 3 was International Day of People with Disabilities. In celebration of that day, LHS held a Unity Lunch to recognize all the incredible Special Olympic athletes and Libertyville Stars here at LHS. During all lunch periods today, LHS welcomed guest speakers from the Libertyville Stars and the D128 Special Olympics teams. LHS students Maddie and Hayden, along with LHS alumnus, Blake shared their experiences as Libertyville Stars athletes. LHS senior Ben who competes on the Unified Special Olympics team, and LHS Special Olympics Athlete Noah shared their experiences competing on the D128 Unified Soccer Team.

Unity lunches are a new initiative to educate and inspire inclusion at LHS. Their goals with this program link directly with their DARING mission: Aware as students “seek to understand the varied experiences and realities of others” and Global in that “we value diversity.”