The MCM and Sodexo will recognize five Northern Virginia schools with the Healthy School Award, as the result of their overall student participation at the MCM Kids Run presented by Virginia529 on Saturday, Oct. 21 in Arlington, VA. The award-winning schools are:
Claremont Immersion School, Arlington Public Schools-332 students
James K. Polk Elementary, Alexandria City Public Schools– 327 students
Taylor Elementary, Arlington Public Schools – 318 students
Lynbrook Elementary, Fairfax County Public Schools – 239 students
George Mason Elementary, Alexandria City Public Schools – 223 students
With a high volume of participation, these schools have earned the right to celebrate and here’s three reasons why.
1-Healthy School Award presentations will happen in January when Sodexo, a proud sponsor of the MCM, presents each school with a $1,000 grant for for their PE departments.
2-The MCM will visit the winning schools with mascot, Miles, and Sodexo will distribute healthy snacks to the entire student body of each school.
3-As part of the Healthy School Award, the National Watermelon Promotion Board will present a live performance of the touring “Jump with Jill” show at each winning school. “Jump with Jill” is the world’s-only rock ‘n’ roll nutrition show that uses music and dance to celebrate healthy habits. Before they realize it, students will be singing about Superpower Vegetables and more.
The MCM Kids Run is held the day prior to the MCM at the Pentagon North Parking lot. For additional information about school group registration, please visit the MCM Kids Run webpage.
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