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Beavercreek Elementary and Former Mt. Pleasant Elementary Gain National Recognition

Bonnie.Millar - Posted on 29 October 2012

Congratulations to the students, staff and communities of Beavercreek Elementary and the former Mt. Pleasant Elementary for receiving national recognition from the Alliance for a Healthier Generation for working to improve student and staff wellness. Former President Bill Clinton honored Beavercreek Principal Scott Curtis and former Mt. Pleasant Principal Carol Kemhus with bronze status awards on behalf of both schools at a conference sponsored by the Alliance in Little Rock, Arkansas held October 20-22, 2012.

"I am proud of our schools in Oregon City working hard to provide PE activities and evaluating how we can provide healthy opportunities for our kids," Carol Kemhus said.

The Alliance for a Healthier Generation was founded in 2005 with a partnership with the William J. Clinton Foundation and the American Heart Association. Since 2005, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has also joined with the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, which in turn, has grown to benefiting over 30 million students in more than 14,000 schools representing all 50 states.

"This time allowed us as educators to come together and share ideas on how we can provide healthy choices for kids," Scott Curtis, Principal at Beavercreek Elementary said.

Alliance for a Healthier Generation sponsored the entire trip to make it possible for both principals to attend the conference and receive the awards. Beavercreek School will continue to work with Alliance in an effort to obtain silver status recognition for this coming school year. For more information, please visit healthiergeneration.org.

( Photo: Carol Kemhus, principal of Mt Pleasant in its final year – Billy Banks, Tae Bo Creator – Scott Curtis, principal of Beavercreek Elementary )

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