Otisville students raise $5,000 during American Heart Association’s ‘Kids Heart Challenge’

girls jumping rope

Otisville Elementary students raised over $5,000 for the American Heart Association through their participation in its Kids Heart Challenge.

girls jumping rope

girls jumping ropeThe Kids Heart Challenge focuses on teaching students the importance of eating healthy and exercising to maintain good heart health. Students learned about heart health, discussed engaging in regular physical activity, eating a heart healthy diet, avoiding tobacco and the importance of good mental health. They learned all these can affect one’s health and risk factors for heart disease and stroke.

medal winnersStudents also participated in the school’s 12th annual “Jump the Donut” competition, a game where students stand in a circle with the teacher in the middle. The teacher spins a rope with a rubber deck ring on the end. If the ring hits the student as the ring is spun around the circle, the student is out.

Each class had a competition with the two finalists moving onto the grade level competition. This year’s  winners were:  Xander Brink, first, grade; Max Ayala, second-grade; Ryan Bakke, third-grade; Nicholas Fratto, fourth-grade; and Zach Tomasulo, fifth-grade.

See more photos on the district’s Facebook page.