South Ripley High School Receives National Honor From Special Olympics

Celebrations were in full effect for a great accomplishment at SRHS.

Photo by Rob Moorhead. 1 of the 14 banners in Indiana.

(South Ripley, Ind.) - A local high school was named a National Unified Champion School on Wednesday, October 18th.

South Ripley High School is 1 of only 14 schools in the state of Indiana to receive a national banner!

SRHS was given this honor after first becoming apart of Champions Together in 2015. 

The organization pairs with the Special Olympics to promote "servant leadership among student athletes while changing their lives as well as the lives of those with intellectual disabilities."

Becoming a Champion Together School is targeted towards four standards. The standards include Inclusive Student Leadership, Whole School Engagement, Unified Sports, and Fundraising. 

Superintendent Rob Moorhead raves about the schools accomplishment by telling Eagle Country, "I could not be more proud of Mrs. Brenda Strimple and the Champions Together students at South Ripley High School.  To be one of only 14 schools in the entire state to receive this national recognition is truly remarkable.  We are extremely grateful to the Indiana High School Athletic Association and Special Olympics Indiana for creating such a powerful program.  Thanks to the hard work and leadership of Brenda Strimple, South Ripley High School is a state leader in the Champions Together movement.  We also appreciate local ROD Special Olympics coordinator Greg Townsend for his efforts to help us with this partnership.  Our students have always embraced our special education students at South Ripley, but to see them have the chance to compete together in unified athletic events is outstanding.  And to win a State Championship in Unified Bowling is another tremendous achievement of which we are very proud.  This is truly a win-win partnership that benefits our varsity athletes and Special Olympic athletes in many ways."  

The school held a pep-rally of sorts to celebrate their great accomplishments, including their State Championship winning unified bowling team. 

For more information on Champions Together and how to get involved, you can check out their website at  



More from Local News


Primary Election Candidacy Denied for 13 Dearborn County Residents

The Dearborn County Elections Board held a public meeting on Tuesday

Longtime Greendale Assistant Chief Announces Retirement

Jeff Lane has dedicated much of his life to public service.

Leising: Bill to Allow Retail Sale of Dogs Passes Senate

Since the bill was amended, it will head back to the House for consideration.

Local Sports Report - February 19, 2024

Switzerland County head coach Travis Wrightsman picked up his 300th career win.

Josh Ringer Gives Back to Organization That Gave Him His Start in Football

As Indiana Gatorade Player of the Year, Ringer got to donate $1,000 to the organization of his choice.

Three Area Swimmers Qualify for State, Three Divers to Regionals

The Regional Diving competition happens Tuesday with the State Finals taking place next week.

On Air

Your Hometown Radio Station playing
Lee Ann Womack - I'll Think Of A Reason Later

David Allan Coe You Never Called Me By My Name 21:38
Little Texas Some Guys Have All the Love 21:33
Florida Georgia Line I Love My Country - EAGLE ONLY 21:30
Dan + Shay Nothing Like You 21:27