GIS students participate in Hoops for Heart Step Challenge
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2012 – During the week of January 23, Goshen Intermediate
School students participated in the Hoops for Heart Step Challenge
during physical education classes.
Students worked on various basketball skills,
including ball handling, passing, dribbling and shooting while wearing
pedometers to count their steps. The challenge was to keep a log of each
student's steps during the entire week, and to calculate which third,
fourth and fifth grade class logged the most steps, as well as the
highest stepping student in each grade.
“We helped raise money for the American Heart
Association through family donations and the students learned a great
deal about heart health and heart disease prevention,” said Physical
Education Teacher Kathryn Magid. “All of our students worked very hard
both as teams and individually."
The students stepped a total of 3,590,661 steps in
one week during physical education classes, which is equivalent to about
1,500 miles. This equals the distance from Goshen to Disney World in
Congratulations to the top stepping classes:
Grade 3: Meghan Castellane/Nicole Hernandez’s
class with 176,881 steps
Grade 4: Aimee Walton/Nicole Hernandez’s class
with 166,198 steps
Grade 5: Elizabeth Jung’s class with 184,145
Congratulations to the top stepping individual
Grade 3: Kevin Meltzer from Jura Schell's class
with 10,803 steps
Grade 4: Garrett Holmes from Teegan Kennedy's
class with 11,795 steps
Grade 5: Olivia Klugman from Elizabeth Jung's
class with 12,228 steps
The American Heart Association will provide team and
individual awards to the high stepping classes and students.