Wichita East High School in Kansas recently told a student athlete named Michael Kelley that he would no longer be able to wear his Varsity Letter jacket. Michael has down syndrome, and according to the school, had not earned the Varsity Letter. The school reports that some teachers and parents had complained that Michael should not be allowed to wear the letter because he only participated in Club Sports.
In response to this a North Providence High School student named Christian Sermos is collecting Varsity Letters from around the State in order to send them to Michael.
It is important to understand that even in the midst of ugliness, something beautiful and good can result if we work hard towards doing what is right.