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Seven track and field teams including 91 athletes and partners came together to celebrate competition and inclusion.

Morristown Daily Record

Mount Olive has been recognized as one of 36 Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools on ESPN’s honor roll. It is the only school from New Jersey on the list.

Mount Olive was one of five New Jersey high schools to receive a national banner from Special Olympics at the start of the 2020 school year, along with Mendham, West Morris, Delsea and Woodrow Wilson.

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Kaitlyn Bailey of Mt Olive competes in the long jump during the NJAC Unified track and field meet at Jefferson Township High School . May 24, 2018. Randolph, NJ (Photo: Bob Karp/Staff Photographer)

“I’m dumbfounded,” said Mount Olive Unified head coach Nancy Gilbert, a special education teacher for 32 years. 

“I’m in shock, and I’m so excited for our school district to be