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Girls on the Run
Saturday, April 28, fourteen Sun Valley students, their coaches and, many family members participated in the Girls on the Run 5K at Lake Park. These girls have been meeting twice a week during the school year to prepare.
Girls on the Run (GOTR) is a national program for girls in elementary schools. It teaches valuable character and healthy living lessons while incorporating the exercise of running. The GOTR mission is toâ€ inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running. Anna Faith Orvin, a fifth grader, saidâ€œGirls on the Run teaches you lessons about how to be a good adult.â€She loved spending time with friends and the running was â€œa blast.â€
Lori Robinette, a fifth grade teacher, and Amanda Orvin, Anna Faithâ€™s mother, were the advisors to the group. Mrs. Robinette said, â€œI am extremely proud of my girls. They really pushed themselves to do their very best. Their hard work and dedication really paid off.â€
Written by: Louise Glover, Instructional Support
Posted: Apr 30, 2012 by Kevin Vickers