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Tahoe Valley a finalist in statewide fitness competition

Sara Thompson / Tahoe Daily TribuneTahoe Elementary School was named a finalist in the 2009 Governor's Challenge Competition, said Seth Martin, Lake Tahoe Unified School District elementary physical education teacher. Students in grades kindergarten through fifth participated, as well as their parents and TVES staff members.

Tahoe Valley Elementary School is one of 92 schools statewide that has been named a finalist in the 2009 Governor’s Challenge Competition – a contest that promotes increased physical activity and better health among California’s youth.

Finalists were selected out of more than 1,000 participating schools statewide based on the percentage and number of students in their school who successfully completed the Governor’s Challenge of being active 30-60 minutes a day, at least three days a week for a month. Tahoe Valley had 100 percent of its students successfully complete the Governor’s Challenge this year.

Each of the school finalists named is now under consideration for one of the competition’s grand prizes: a brand new fitness center valued at $100,000.

Tahoe Valley was also named as one of 16 Gold Country school finalists, one of which will be named a Regional Award winner and receive $5,000 for new physical activity equipment. Grand prize and regional award-winning schools will be announced at a special ceremony at the Capitol in September.