DOWNEY - Warren High School has been named a finalist in a statewide competition promoting fitness among teenagers.Finalists were selected from among 1,000 participating schools based on the number of students who completed the challenge of being active 30-60 minutes per day, three days a week, for a month. Warren had 2,040 students complete the challenge this year, more than any other school in the state. Warren is now a finalist for one of the competition's three grand prizes: brand new fitness centers valued at $100,000. The school is also up for a regional award that comes with a $5,000 prize for new workout equipment. "I want to congratulate everyone at Warren High for stepping up to make fitness a priority. Whether your school wins one of our top prizes or not, you're already a champion for fitness in my book," said Jake Steinfeld, chairman of the Governor's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports, which organizes the annual event. "I want to especially thank Principal John Harris and Governor's Challenge Coordinator Christopher Flores for their leadership. They are part of a growing movement of educational leaders who recognize that healthy and active bodies lead to healthy and active minds, and I couldn't be prouder than to have them on our team." Over the next couple of months the Governor's Council will review how each of the finalists supported physical activity and good nutrition on their campus in order to determine winners. Grand prize and regional award winners will be announced in September at a ceremony at the state capitol.
********** Published: June 26, 2009 - Volume 8 - Issue 10