Amazing Feets with Mileage Club

  • Sunrise Drive Students Report on

    Amazing Feets—Global Youth Service

     

    “Our school received a grant through the UnitedHealth Heroes & Youth Service of America (YSA) to start our Mileage Club,” explained students Nicholas Burkel, Jillian Brudi, and Jared Burgan. “The Mileage Club is aimed to fight against childhood obesity.  Volunteer Fifth-graders (with help from our Physical Education teachers Miss Ham and Mr. Sands) taught the Third- and Fourth-graders how to use pedometers, count their steps/miles, and log their steps/miles on the computer.”

     

    To launch the program, last spring Sunrise Drive Third-, Fourth-, and Fifth-grades celebrated Global Youth Service Day by assembling at the 400m track for a grand opening that included visits from Sayville School Administrators, Assemblywoman Ginny Fields, and County Executive Steve Levy. At the conclusion of the ceremony, Fifth-grade volunteers led the Sayville School Administrators, Assemblywoman Ginny Fields, and County Executive Steve Levy one lap around the track while Sunrise Drive student photographers Larabeth Hirsch, Kelly Feeley, and Sean McNally took snapshots of the event.

     

    “I was so happy to be a part of this amazing event. This day will definitely stay with me,” said Jared Bergen.  “The track will continue to keep kids healthy,” agreed Nicholas Burkel, while Jillian Brudi noted, “This ceremony was a great way to open the track,”

     

    Sunrise Drive has scheduled Amazing Feets Night to encourage families to walk together on the track. The students believe that The Amazing Feets will be the next step in the fight against childhood obesity.  “We hope more schools will follow our steps!”

     

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