Richland One school wins national healthy award | News
A.C. Moore Elementary School has received the Healthy Schools National Bronze Recognition Award, a prestigious honor that only seven South Carolina schools have ever received.
This award from the Alliance for a Healthier Generation recognizes schools that are leaders in promoting physical exercise and healthy living for students and teachers. The Alliance for a Healthier Generation was founded by the American Heart Association and the William J. Clinton Foundation.
Andrea Whetstone, A.C. Moore’s physical education teacher and school wellness council leader, attended the Alliance National Forum in Little Rock, Arkansas October 20-22. A.C. Moore was among 251 schools from across the country honored at the event. Former President Bill Clinton, the forum’s guest speaker, congratulated the winning schools on the changes they have made to create healthier learning environments at their schools.
A.C. Moore was one of only two schools in South Carolina this year to meet the Alliance’s rigorous criteria to earn the award. The school was applauded for its walking program and the Moore Milers Club, which creates fun and rewarding ways for students to get physical activity.
For additional information about our state winners, click here: https://schools.healthiergeneration.org/how_it_works/program_overview/healthy_schools_program_in_your_state/south_carolina/