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GIS students participate in Hoops for Heart Step Challenge

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February 1, 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 Orlando, Florida.

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 steps

Congratulations to the top stepping individual students:

  • 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.