Ruskin Elementary is the Bay Area Regional Fitness Champion in the 2010 Governor's Challenge Competition!
June 22, 2010
Los Angeles, Calif. - Jake Steinfeld, Chairman of the Governor's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports, announced today that Ruskin Elementary School in San Jose is one of seven schools in the Bay Area Region and 127 schools state-wide that have been named finalists in the Council's 2010 Governor's Challenge Competition - a contest that promotes increased physical activity and better nutrition among California's youth. The seven Bay Area Region school finalists are:
FAME Public Charter in Fremont
Los Altos High in Los Altos
Piedmont Middle in San Jose
Rancho Las Positas Elementary in Livermore
Ruskin Elementary in San Jose
Sunset Ridge Elementary in Pacifica
Tom Matsumoto Elementary in San Jose
Finalists were selected out of 2,649 participating schools statewide based on the percentage and number of students in the 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. Ruskin Elementary School, which is being named a Governor's Challenge finalist for the second time, had 100% of its students successfully complete the Governor's Challenge this year.
Each of the school finalists named today is now under consideration for prizes including 11 brand new fitness centers valued at $100,000 each and 11 Regional Awards of $5,000 each which will be used to buy new physical activity equipment. Award winning schools will be announced at a special ceremony at the Capitol in September.