Special Olympics - ESPN Honor Roll for 2019

The 2019 ESPN Honor Roll is here (1:00)

ESPN announces the top 34 Honor Roll schools as a part of its Special Olympics Unified Champions Schools National Recognition Program. (1:00)

ESPN has announced the ESPN Honor Roll for 2019 -- a list of top 34 schools from across the country -- as part of its Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools National Recognition Program. ESPN will then reveal the five Special Olympics Unified Champion schools on Sept. 6 that will receive a national banner presentation.

The aim of Unified Champion Schools is to incorporate Special Olympics sports, leadership and related activities that empower the youth to be the agents of change in their communities. Thus, the focus shifts from the events to that of a whole school movement for inclusion. Special education and general education students -- along with educators and administrators -- are encouraged to work together to create supportive classrooms, schoolwide activities and opportunities for growth and success for all.

Top 34 schools in alphabetical order by state:

Alaska: West Anchorage High School

Arizona: Trevor G. Browne High School

Arkansas: Mena High School

California: Trabuco Hills High School

Colorado: Colorado State University

Connecticut: Pomperaug High School

Delaware: Caesar Rodney High School

Florida: Miami Southridge Senior High School

Hawaii: Waialua Elementary School

Illinois: Maine South High School

Indiana: Carmel High School

Kansas: Washburn Rural High School

Kentucky: Bullitt East High School

Maine: Hampden Academy

Maryland: Southern High School

Massachusetts: Middleborough High School

Michigan: Handy Middle School

Nebraska: Millard North Middle School

New Hampshire: Epping High School

New Jersey: Sayreville High School

New Mexico: John Baker Elementary

New York: Cheektowaga Central High School

North Carolina: David W. Butler High School

Oklahoma: Owasso High School

Oregon: Roseburg High School

Pennsylvania: Fox Chapel High School

Rhode Island: Cranston East High School

South Carolina: Meadow Glen Middle School

Texas: Hendrickson High School

Utah: Skyridge High School

Virginia: Forest Park High School

Washington: Fife High School

Wisconsin: University Wisconsin Madison

Wyoming: Cody High School