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FRAMINGHAM – Special Olympics of Massachusetts announced today, August 21, that Framingham High is one of only 15 schools in the Commonwealth and one of only 155 schools nationwide to receive a National Banner recognition from the organization for 2019-2020 school year.

“Congratulations to Framingham High School for receiving National Banner recognition for meeting/achieving national standards of excellence in the areas of inclusion, advocacy and respect!  The athletes, partners, students, coaches, volunteers, teachers, staff and administration at Framingham Highhave all played key roles in creating a social climate where everyone feels included and respected for who they are.   We are honored to have such a strong and fully inclusive school be recognized for the hard work and determination you have demonstrated to grow your program to the outstanding one it is today, and we look forward to new heights you all will reach tomorrow and years to come,” wrote the organization to Athletic Director Paul Spear.

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Hopkinton High and Westborough High were also honored in MetroWest, along with St. Mark’s School.

“On behalf of Special Olympics Massachusetts, congratulations Framingham High School! We couldn’t be more thrilled and honored for your students and staff,” said the organization in its announcement.

Framingham High started unified basketball and track program recently for athletes.

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