Healthy choices led 20 Culver Elementary students to earn a ride in a long sleek limousine to a free pizza lunch with Principal Stephanie Garber on May 23.
The limo ride was the culmination of a two-month effort to get kids interested in exercise by walking around the school track at recess time.
Students could walk or jog around and teachers kept track of their laps each day. Every five miles they won a token to keep on a key chain.
As students logged more and more miles, a Mileage Club was formed and their progress was tracked on a bulletin board outside the school office. Names were listed in five-, 10-, 15-, 25-, and 30-mile clubs. During the two months, 145 students out of the school's 198 participated in the Mileage Club.
For the grand prize of a limo ride to pizza, two students from each grade level (first through fourth) were chosen -- the one who went the farthest and the one who participated the most days -- and one random participant name was drawn out of a hat. Since there was a tie in the third grade, their were 10 final winners:
First grade, Bolton Anglen and Gabrielle Alley; second grade, Maria Felix and Teddy Godfrey; third grade, Jesus Retano, David Badillo, Miguel Gutierrez and Cole Boatman; and fourth grade, Austin Barany and Austin Moe.
The two students who traveled the top total of 30 miles were fourth-graders Austin Barany and Austin Moe.