ROSWELL, Ga. - The Roswell High School football team is integrating the school’s special education students into its weekly athletic traditions as a way to bring all students together, no matter their background. This year, the team started a weekly tradition of having a special education student run out onto the field before the game.
The assistant football coach, Scott Hamilton, also happens to be the special education teacher for the Community-Based Instruction, or CBI program.
During the week, the football team visits the CBI students in their classroom to eat lunch, and then on Fridays, the CBI students join the football team for pre-game festivities and running out onto the field.
Coach Hamilton is hoping to teach his team empathy while giving the CBI students the chance to feel like all the other students at Roswell High School.