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By Vicky Dorvee

Best Buddies Club builds inclusion and friendships


Courtesy photo NHS’s Best Buddies Club celebrates the end of the school year with a bowling party: Back: Grace Dimig, Lola Tapia, Thomas Bounds, Darby Patterson, Duncan Barrett, Misha Barrett and Mari Barrett. Front: Angelina Sala, Madison Schwartz, Donnie Schwartz, Mckayla Tsou, Ally Keeth, Kim Zheng and Maddie Dangerfield.

Maddie Dangerfield moved to Colorado from Maryland three summers ago, just before she started her freshman year at Niwot High School. Throughout middle school, she had been involved with Best Buddies.

Best Buddies is an international organization for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) and their peers without disabilities. The group’s website states, “Our programs...

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