Three Washington state high-school students used a government assignment to write a piece of legislation to help their friend continue to play school sports. Their friend, Ike Ditzenberger, who has special needs, has been a student at Snohomish High School for more than four years -- making him ineligible to play school sports after this year. The students wrote the "Ike Act," which was greeted favorably by state lawmakers and prompted the school-sports governing board to re-evaluate its rules.

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