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Did Your Team Reach the Beach?

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Nearly 6,000 MCPS employees increased their physical activity during Well Aware’s spring physical activity challenge: Reach the Beach. They took part in a variety of physical activities to compete for prizes, and more importantly, to adopt or maintain healthy lifestyles. Each of the top 15 schools averaged at least 65 minutes of physical activity per employee per day.

Congratulations to all those who improved their health by participating.

Grand prize winners are as follows:

Team Grand Prize: Each of the top 17 teams with the most average activity time throughout the six-week challenge will receive a $500 grant to promote wellness in their schools, offices or depots. The winners are:

  • Linguistic Navigators: Harmony Hills Elementary School
  • Mid-Atlantic Beach Thumb Syndrome Society: Central Services
  • Red Hot Chili Steppers: Central Services
  • Ridgeview A Team: Ridgeview Middle School
  • RPMS Dolphins: Rosa Parks Middle School
  • Suns Out, Guns Out: Julius West Middle School
  • The Home Team: Central Services
  • Toes in the Sand: Hallie Wells Middle School
  • The Leftovers: A. Mario Loiederman Middle School
  • Hornet Walker 2024: Damascus High School
  • Swole Mates: Julius West Middle School
  • Team Beach Bod: Hallie Wells Middle School
  • Fit Firsties: Harmony Hills Elementary School
  • Listen, Beaches!: Lathrop E. Smith Center
  • Cardio Cubs: Carderock Springs Elementary School
  • WJPE: Walter Johnson High School
  • Ridgeview Phys Ed: Ridgeview Middle School

Golden Sneaker Team Prize: In addition to a grant, the top team overall with the most average miles throughout the six-week challenge won the Golden Sneaker Trophy and bragging rights until the next challenge. The winner is: Swole Mates from Julius West Middle School

School Grand Prize: Each of the top 15 schools with the most average activity time throughout the six-week challenge will receive a $500 grant to be used for physical education equipment or to support staff wellness. They are:

  • Julius West Middle School
  • A Mario Loiederman Middle School
  • Harmony Hills Elementary School
  • Bayard Rustin Elementary School
  • Carderock Springs Elementary School
  • Lathrop E. Smith Center
  • Student, Family and School Services–Parent Community Coordinators
  • Rosemary Hills Elementary School
  • Board of Education Office Staff
  • Rosa Parks Middle School
  • Mid-County Infants and Toddlers
  • Damascus Elementary School
  • Darnestown Elementary School
  • Cedar Grove Elementary School
  • Hallie Wells Middle School

Well Aware’s next physical activity challenge will begin in the fall. Look for details in future issues of the Well Aware eNews and The Bulletin and on the Well Aware webpage. In the meantime, the Well Aware Fitness Log continues to provide a resource for you to track your physical activity and diet.