School wins $1K for fitness

KALAHEO — Kalaheo Elementary School was awarded $1,000 along with 10 other schools across the state for their accomplishments in the Fire Up Your Feet Fall Activity Challenge.

The challenge, sponsored by Kaiser Permanente, encourages physical activity and wellness at school, two things Kalaheo Elementary School Principal Eric Berkman is passionate about.

More than 14,500 students, teachers and staff members from 29 schools participated in the challenge, which had students and faculty get active in any way they could. From walking, biking, jogging and surfing, there were many activities the schools could partake in.

During the month of October, schools throughout the state logged more than 391,647,547 minutes and 859,058 miles of physical activity.

The 11 schools that received cash prizes totalled a combined $7,000, which will be used to fund the purchase of sports equipment and/or support wellness initiatives on campus.

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