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    On TuesdayMay 8, 2012 Owatin Creek Elementary was named a national finalist for an awardfrom the National Foundation for Governors’ Fitness Councils, a bi-partisangroup chaired by fitness expert Jake Steinfeld of Body by Jake fame.   The Foundation’s goal is to install fitnesscenters in schools across the country to help combat the national epidemic ofchild obesity.   At a school-wideassembly, Jake who was joined by PA Governor Tom Corbett, announced that notonly was Owatin Creek one of the finalists in a statewide contest to win a$100,000 Live Positively Fitness Center,but that out of the 100 schools that took the opportunity to enter the contest,we were the number one choice in all of Pennsylvania! Thank you to Mrs. Bogust,Physical Education teacher at Owatin for nominating us and putting together asuper application that showed the importance we place on the whole child, educatingboth the mind and body. Please view the attached links to see press releasesand local media coverage of the event. 

     http://www.wfmz.com/news/Berks-school-1-of-3-in-Pa-to-be-awarded-new-fitness-center/-/121458/12870396/-/n3iwsv/-/index.html

    http://www.winstormdp.com/CMS/projects/PINS/index.php?emercialID=4088&preview=No&recipient=kirpage@pa.gov