- Stephanie Endicott, Gilbert Elementary School
- Physical Activity Participation
This year I had a group of students that loved recess and encouraged all the other students to be active, even when they saw them sitting on the benches. We had a "buddy bench" and students would sit there when they didn't have anyone to play with; students would go play with those students when they saw them sitting there alone! I also had students that made a group walking club at recess and walked around the sidewalk every day at recess before they would play anything else. I had one student reach 31,000 points just from doing healthy snacks and treats at home and incorporating physical activity into her daily routine.