First-year teacher John Breault, 22, a Dartmouth High graduate, has been volunteering with the school’s Special Olympics summer program since he was in the fifth grade. He said it was the summer track and field games at Special Olympics that brought forth the idea of “unified sports.”
“At Dartmouth High, unified sports is just starting to bud. We’re trying to grow,” said Breault.
Unified sports takes students from the general population and students from the special education program and joins them together on the same sports team. The unified track program was a big hit last spring, so the program has since expanded to include unified color guard and basketball.