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Governor Congratulates Wyoming Winners of the President's Challenge

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10/12/2012 

OFFICE OF GOVERNOR MATT MEAD
State Capitol
Cheyenne, WY 82002
Ph. (307) 777-7437


October 12, 2012


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Contact:
Renny MacKay
Communications Director
renny.mackay@wyo.gov


Governor Congratulates Wyoming Winners of the President’s Challenge

CHEYENNE, Wyo. –  Powell and Cody Middle Schools have been named a President’s Challenge “State Champion School” by the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition. Governor Matt Mead congratulates both schools.

“I am very proud of these two schools for their efforts to encourage physical fitness. We all have a responsibility for our health and the students at these schools are setting a great example for the whole state,” Governor Mead said.

Powell and Cody Middle Schools have the highest number of students scoring at or above the 85th percentile on the President’s Challenge Physical Fitness Test. Schools are categorized based on total enrollment.

State Champion Schools receive a distinctive award certificate as well as statewide and national recognition for their physical fitness achievement. Students who help their school earn this designation by scoring at or above the 85th percentile in all five components of the physical fitness test receive an embroidered State Champion emblem and a certificate.

The five assessments of the President’s Challenge Physical Fitness Test measure four components of physical fitness: a one-mile run/walk for heart and lung endurance; curl-ups for abdominal strength and endurance; a “sit and reach” stretch for flexibility; pull-ups for upper body strength and endurance; and a shuttle run for agility.  Instructors are encouraged to design units so children can gradually improve their physical fitness levels.

The President’s Challenge recognizes people of all ages and abilities through a variety of recognition programs.  Learn more at www.presidentschallenge.org.  For questions about this program, please contact Jeff McClaine, Associate Director (jmcclain@indiana.edu or 812-855-8972).

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