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Eight Schools Awarded Medals in Governor's SHAPE Honor Roll

Original Publish Date: 
September 12, 2014

Special to the Metro


Gov. Nathan Deal announced that 150 schools were awarded medals in the 2013-2014 Governor's SHAPE Honor Roll program earlier this month.

The program, that started in 2012, is a way to promote Georgia SHAPE, an initiative that calls on Georgians to help combat childhood obesity. The Honor Roll program specifically challenges schools to make improvements based on three main criteria: physical activity, nutrition, and wellness. The honored schools met benchmark measurements in all three categories, earning them a medal.

"I would like to thank the families, faculty and staff of each of these schools for their continued commitment to promoting an active lifestyle among students," said Deal. "By partnering with schools, academic institutions, agencies and businesses across the state, we are seeing signs of improvement in the health of Georgia's children through the SHAPE initiative."

Georgia aims to provide every child the opportunity and resources needed to live healthy and active lives. Children and their parents benefit from fitness-level knowledge included in their FITNESSGRAM reports and can begin to develop and implement strategies for personal improvement.
DCSS schools earning medals are Lake Park Elementary School and Sherwood Acres Elementary School (silver medal winners), along with Alice Coachman Elementary, Jackson Heights Elementary, Live Oak Elementary, Morningside Elementary, Northside Elementary, and Radium Springs Elementary (bronze medal winners).