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Special Olympics names NSU Unified Champion School

Now in its third year of hosting the Special Olympics Louisiana Red River Area Athletics Meet, Northwestern State University was named a Unified Champion School, a designation that acknowledges inclusion, volunteerism and leadership in organizing and promoting the games. Seated from left are Charlie Courville, director of programs for Louisiana Special Olympics; NSU President Dr. Chris Maggio and Brock Banos, director of Health and Unified Strategies for Special Olympics, along with Natchitoches Mayor Lee Posey, event coordinator Mallory McConathy of Stonewall and student volunteers from the President’s Leadership Program who helped organize Tuesday’s games as a community impact project.