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WXYZ Senior Salutes: Royal Oak's Jessica Brinker

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Posted at 6:39 PM, Jun 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-25 18:39:34-04

We're celebrating athletes whose senior seasons have abruptly ended.

WXYZ Senior Salutes: We are asking for your senior year sports stories for our Brad Galli and Justin Rose to highlight on TV.

Royal Oak's Jessica Brinker: Her family told us she was the first child with Down syndrome in the history of Royal Oak School District to graduate high school with a diploma within four short years and her same-aged peer group. Jess has been completely mainstreamed since kindergarten.

Kudos to ESPN's Scott Van Pelt for leading the way in calling for these stories. Our producer Megan Garagiola thought we could showcase some in metro Detroit to share on our platforms.