Picture yourself in the stands on a Friday night, lights are on and the game is close in the fourth quarter. The ball is hiked and handed off, as a kid runs right and down the sideline. The crowd is going crazy, opponents diving and missing left and right, as he makes his way toward the end zone. Suddenly, the referee’s hands go straight up as the boy crosses the line. The sidelines clear, as BOTH teams surround the boy jumping up and down. The announcers go crazy! Everyone is more excited than the boy who scored the touchdown and you wonder to yourself, “WHAT is going on?” The celebration in the end zone occurs for several minutes and then the boy walks off the field, takes his helmet off, and has a smile on his face from ear to ear. That’s when you realize, he is a boy with Down Syndrome. This actually happened in my high school and exemplifies the level of acceptance and inclusion my school has for all kids. Ida S. Baker High school is for any student who is there to learn and wants to be around a variety of kids who are all working to the best of their potential.