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Sophomore Barrett Rainey serves as a student leader in the Unified Sports program through the Special Olympics, which brings together students from a mainstream school with students from a special education school in an effort to promote social inclusion through shared sports training and competition experiences. Barrett and three Jesuit classmates dedicated the last two months practicing basketball and building relationships with students at our partner school, the Notre Dame School of Dallas, recently placing third in the state tournament and bringing an abundance of joy to both school communities.

“Barrett demonstrates leadership in empathizing with others, being an agent of inclusion, and practicing a team mindset while engaging his classmates and our friends with special educational needs,” exclaimed an administrator. A classmate added, “Barrett's impact on campus is truly remarkable. He is like a bullhorn in the corner for his fellow students, always ready to celebrate their successes. His enthusiasm and genuine happiness for the achievements of others has fostered a sense of camaraderie and encouragement among his peers.”

Barrett is a Campus Ambassador and a dedicated member of the Jesuit BBQ Smokies, where he is noted as the expert chicken cook on the competition team. Additionally, Barrett was selected to attend the Guatemala immersion program this summer where he will volunteer at an elder care facility and orphanage, while assisting with a reforestation program.

“Barrett's empathic nature extends beyond celebrating successes,” continued a student nomination. “He is the person you can turn to when life decides to humble you with its challenges. Barrett's ability to empathize and offer support during difficult times is unparalleled. He has a unique talent for making others feel better and providing the comfort they need when facing adversity. Barrett truly exemplifies what it means to be a Ranger.”

Congratulations to Barrett Rainey ’26, Ranger of the Week!