Elementary students, grades 2-5, have been sporting iBitz pedometers since mid-October thanks to Leitchfield Pediatric Clinic and the Grayson County Board of Health. Enthusiasm has run high, with a number of students from each school recognized just before the holiday break for already reaching the 500 Thousand Step Club; two have passed the one million step mark.
The program, which brought 1,600 pedometers into Grayson County Schools, is designed to promote healthy lifestyles at an early age. The younger healthy habits are developed, the longer and more likely they are to continue. And staff members have been helping model those same habits by donning the pedometers themselves to motivate and even compete with students. PE teachers are leading the charge and encouraging friendly competitions between classes, grades and schools. The program will run through the end of the school year.
Courtesy photo Caneyville: Hootie Hayse, Audrey Helm, Allie Jennings, Eric Hayse, Teagan Piggott, Braxton Rusher, Emily Willis, Emily Behlke, Chevy Bratcher, Averi Decker, Shawni Poole, Abby Ray, Chloe Strasburger, Gracie Turner, Jackson Weedman, Kevin Clark, Blake Embry, Lopez-Pacheco, Jake Rusher, Braden Grant, Jacob Shartzer, Lincoln Parks, Owen Embry, CJ Mudd, Eli Payton, Jackson Rusher, Olivia Shoemaker, Jackson Crume, Rorie Burden, and Ryleigh Rusher.
Courtesy photo Clarkson: Katelyn Love, Jaron Nugent, Alexis Henderson, Logan Whitsett, Sydney Keown, Brayden Kingrey, Tayden Logsdon, Julie King, Lane Beasley, Tucker Webb, Roxie Reed, Brett Hughes, Jameson Stinnett, Eli Brock, Kaylee Jessie, Railey Mattingly, Kinley Cook, Will Johnson, and Luke Sharp.
Courtesy photo Jaron Nugent and Tayden Logsdon have already reached one million steps each.
Courtesy photo Lawler: Morgan Glasscock, Logan Dennison, Breanna Dennison, Houston Brooks, and Travis Grider.
Courtesy photo Wilkey: Kenton Cornwell, Nathan VanMeter, Kason Burden, Lincoln Embry, and Austin Walker.