Clark Students Take Presidential Fitness Challenge

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CLARK – Students at Hehnly Elementary School in Clark are taking the Presidential Fitness Challenge. While this challenge has been around for many years, elementary school children in the Clark School District are taking part for the first time this year.

The students are tested on their skills in five categories: sit-ups, pull-ups, the shuttle run, the sit and reach and the one mile run/walk. For completing the challenge, a student can earn one of three awards. The participant award is given to anyone who completes the challenge, the national award goes to students who place in the top 50 percent of student athletes nationwide and the presidential award is for the top 15 percent of student athletes nationwide.

For the past three weeks, the students have been preparing for their challenge, which will be from May 7 to May 11. Led by physical education teacher Caleb Bain, the students are hoping to earn the prestigious presidential award.



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