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Kemp Primary wins Get Active, Get Fit School Challenge

School Notebook 4-4-14

Kemp Primary was one of 20 Georgia schools to earn the highest percentage of participation in the Get Active, Get Fit School Challenge. For that, the school was awarded a live dance party hosted by Radio Disney. (Special Photo)

Kemp Primary was one of 20 Georgia schools to earn the highest percentage of participation in the Get Active, Get Fit School Challenge. For that, the school was awarded a live dance party hosted by Radio Disney. (Special Photo)

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Air Force Reserve Airman Chisper Hatcher graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas. Hatcher, the son of Johnie and Chisper Hatcher Sr. of Forest Park, is a 2013 graduate of Forest Park High. (Special Photo)

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Air Force Reserve Airman Derek Holmes graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas. Holmes, the son of Cheryl Holmes of Hampton and Erick Holmes of Savannah, is a 2012 graduate of Lovejoy High. (Special Photo)

HAMPTON — Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia has announced the winners of the 2013 Get Active, Get Fit School Challenge.

Kemp Primary was one of 20 Georgia schools to earn the highest percentage of participation in the Get Active, Get Fit program, which earned the school a live dance party hosted by Radio Disney. It is the second time the school has been recognized with the honor.

The program is designed to motivate children and families to achieve their fitness goals together by engaging in fun activities.

Get Active, Get Fit participants are asked to “get active and get fit” for at least 20 minutes every day, or as often as possible.

“Yes, we are facing the challenge of being healthier, and we are pleased to be one of the winners of Get Active, Get Fit,” said Principal Dr. Brenda Cloud.

In order to successfully complete the challenge, students had to be active for a minimum of 40 to 55 days during the challenge, from Sept. 30, 2013, through Nov. 23, 2013.

Professional School Counselor Annette McCraw continues to implement Get Active, Get Fit as part of her guidance program. She said students, staff and parents have an increased focus on good health and healthy living.

Last fall, the school won a grant worth $15,000 through the Lysol Healthy Habits Schools Program for its day-to-day focus on personal hygiene and cleanliness.

Kemp Primary is also focused on fitness and good nutrition as a means to combat potential health complications associated with childhood obesity.

McCraw said Get Active, Get Fit unfolded simply with students doing extra physical activities at recess and grew to them eating more fruits and vegetables. Staff members are eating healthier as well, and some participate in an exercise program after school.

Locals get academic distinction at Georgia Military College

Georgia Military College Fairburn Campus has announced several Clayton County students achieving academic distinction for the winter 2014 quarter.

The President’s List included Usiosefe Gray of Ellenwood; Ebele Nibo of Forest Park; Olasunkanmi Akerele of Jonesboro; Izi Aigbiremolen and Folake Oduroye, both of Riverdale. The Dean’s List included Markson Fraser and Darnell Tremble, both of Jonesboro; and Debbian Clark, Dara Fisher, Sarah Nkansah and Cory Scott, all of Riverdale.

To be named to the President’s List students must maintain a grade point average of 3.7 or higher. Students must maintain a GPA between 3.2 and 3.69 to be named to the Dean’s List.

Christian Life Center to facilitate Summer Food Service Program

The Christian Life Center Summer Enrichment Program is participating in the Summer Food Service Program. Meals will be provided to all eligible children free of charge.

To be eligible to receive free meals at a residential camp, children must meet the income guidelines below for reduced price meals in the National School Lunch Program. Children who are part of households that receive foods stamps, benefits under the Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations or Temporary Assistance to Needy Families are automatically eligible to receive free meals.

Acceptance and participation requirements for the program and all activities are the same for all regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability. There will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service. Christian Life Center is at 3406 Rex Road in Rex. For more information, call 770-968-0988.