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Sandy Elementary School Tops Utah in Fitness

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SANDY, Utah (AP) -- A Sandy elementary school is considered the state's top performer in a nationwide fitness challenge --- once again!

Park Lane Elementary has been named the state winner of the President's Challenge fitness program for the 2005-2006 school year. The school has came out on top for the past 11 years. Administrators credit the community.

The President's Challenge fitness program --- aimed at encouraging students to implement fitness into their daily lives --- has been around for decades. Every year, participating schools test their students in events --- such as --- sit-ups, stretching and running.

Students who score in the 85th percentile overall are given awards. Nearly 200 Park Lane students out of around 500 received President's Challenge Awards.


Information from: Deseret Morning News,

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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