2004-02-13 / Community

BCHS Walks Across America

BCHS Walks Across America

Beach Channel High School presented a new curriculum this September when it adopted the "Walk Across America" program.A0 Students in Ms. Harris and Ms. Turners’ classes began their journey in Rockaway Park, New York and proceeded south across the country with the intention of reaching each state capitol. Students walked, jogged and ran the track each day during their physical education period.A0 In poor weather, students engaged in jumping, dance and other fitness activities while count ing their steps, which were converted to miles.

At the end of each week, Harris and TurnerA0calculated the total miles covered and marked the map of the United States that is posted on the wall of the gym. A0A0

Students were awarded certificates for distance milestones acknowledgedA0A0A0 The "Walk Across America" program will continue in the spring semester to allow students to make the return trip to Rockaway.A0 There’s no place like home!

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