Raleigh County School named one of America’s Healthiest Schools


 Crescent Elementary School has been named as one of America’s Healthiest Schools. Physical education teacher Jane Sutphin works with students 100 hours a week and teaches just about every sport  Sutphin says she wants to have a variety of sports so kids can find something that interests them. Staff at Crescent Elementary have been working very hard to earn this award.

“Well it’s exciting and rewarding. We work hard at trying to keep our kids physically active, ” said Sutphin.

Crescent Elementary participated in Operation tone-up. 5th grader Mya Wooton represented her school and won the fittest school challenge. She says it was a very cool experience.

“It means a lot to me because I got to do it with a lot of my classmates and represent Crescent Elementary,” said Wooton

Crescent Elementary even has has a community garden where they use fresh vegetables for students at lunch time. Crescent Principal Theresa Lewis says the school sees the importance in showing kids how to grow their own food and be self-sustainable. 

“If they like it here, when they are in the grocery store with mom and dad they may say hey I had this at school and it may be a whole family change as well so it’s always nice to have that variety out there. It teaches them there’s more then chicken nuggets and french fries,” said Lewis.

Crescent Elementary is the only school in the state to have be named as one of the Healthiest Schools in America.

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