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McLaurin students reach walking goal

on Wednesday, 04 May 2016. Posted in News, Local News

McLaurin students reach walking goal

This year, McLaurin Elementary School embarked on a trip of a lifetime. Students, faculty, staff, and parents set a goal of 20,000 miles, enough to visit 25 of the top cities in the United States. This year’s theme was An American Journey. The culmination of this year-long project was held on Friday, April 29 when school officials presented t-shirts to students for reaching the 20,000 mile mark. This year’s special guest was Meghan Miller, WBTW News Anchor/Reporter.

“This project is exercise for both mind and body,” said Debbie Cribb, McLaurin principal. “Students benefited from the exercise, and our teachers integrated fun and interesting facts about the 25 places we visited.” School officials recognized that inactivity contributes to future health problems and can hurt kids’ academic performance; as a result, McLaurin made a serious commitment to physical fitness.

This commitment, to walk 20,000 miles by the end of the year came to fruition April 29 as students raced across the finish line completing their journey. Sponsors for the program include: King & Love, LLC, RALDEX Inc., S/W Printing Company, Pinnacle Network Solutions, Block & Vino Neighborhood Butcher, McLeod Children’s Hospital, Pepsi of Florence, Florence Redwolves, Edward Jones, Domino’s, Pretty N’ Bliss Boutique, Calvary Baptist Church, H&M Auto Service and McLaurin APT. They know encouraging healthy habits in our children makes all the difference!

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