LINCOLNTON – It was a basketball game like no other held at Lincolnton High School. It was unified to the core. It is likely safe to say that it’s unlikely that there was louder cheering or more smiling at any other game held in the Lincolnton High School gym. Students cheered and danced in their seats as the players ran up and down the court – exceptional students who attend Lincolnton High School as well as those from the regular population all took part.

“Kirk Herbertson serves as a community representative on our Exceptional Children's Roundtable Committee that meets regularly to share ideas,” Janna Bourbeau Carr, from the Lincoln County Adapted Physical Education Department said. “He shared a unified event that was held at his high school alma mater similar to the event that is taking place today. Kirk expressed his desire to see a unified event similar here in Lincoln County. The information was well received, and the committee decided to run with it. Since then Kirk has contributed his time and ideas to the planning process and event practices. The Lincolnton High School Unified Club have also been active participants in the planning process.”

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