Award of Excellence|
"MARY KATE GOES TO STATE"
Fenwick High School disabled swimmer Mary Kate Callahan watches a video about her quest to swim in the IHSA state swim meet before receiving a Community Leader award from Equip for Equality in Chicago on Thursday, November 15, 2012. "Mary Kate is an exceptional athlete, and, like many athletes, she wants to compete as a full member of her team," Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan said while presenting Callahan with the award. "She has never let her disability hold her back and she won't let the IHSA use her disability to do that."