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Wichita Disabled Students to Get Varsity Athletic Letters

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Wichita sports league says it plans to begin awarding varsity athletic letters to disabled students.  Bryan Wilson, chairman of The Tri-County Sports League, says sophomore, junior and seniors who play in the league will get the same varsity letters given to other students.  The issue drew attention recently when a woman said her son, who has Down syndrome, was told to remove a jacket with a varsity letter she had purchased.  District officials have said no one asked the East High School student not to wear the jacket.  The Wichita Eagle reports that five Wichita schools and others in the area participate in the Tri-County league. At least one high school awards varsity athletic letters to its Tri-County athletes, while others issue different letters, T-shirts or other items.

 

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