Healthy Living

Jun 23, 2010 3:35 PM by Carina Corral

Santa Barbara students finalists in Governor's Challenge

Franklin Elementary in Santa Barbara is one of the finalists in the Governor's Fitness Challenge Competition.

Out of more than 2,649 schools, just 127 made the cut.

Students had to be active 30-60 minutes a day, at least three days a week, for a month.

100 percent of Franklin students completed the challenge.

Each of the school finalists is now under consideration for prizes including 11 brand new fitness centers valued at $100,000 each and 11 Regional Awards of $5,000 each which will be used to buy new physical activity equipment.

Award winning schools will be announced at a special ceremony at the Capitol in September.

In addition to being named a finalist for the above prizes, Franklin Elementary is one of 100 schools statewide that will receive an extra bonus from the Council - a brand new DanceRevolution system that it will receive for recording 124,068 "Active Days" in the Challenge and being one of the top 100 schools in the state in that category.

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