Inkom Elementary Recieves a Special Award from Washington D.C.

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Updated: 5/09/2013 11:14 am
Students at Inkom Elementary got a special award Wednesday, all the way from Washington D.C.

The mustangs were presented a special award as part Michelle Obama’s Healthier U.S. School Challenge to recognize the students' efforts to live a healthier lifestyle.

Over the last two years, students and staff at the school have worked on making healthier diet choices and exercising more. A certified personal trainer has volunteered at school each day to help the students learn how to exercise.

Marsh Valley Superintendent Marvin Hansen says he hopes more schools in the state can follow Inkom's example.

"I think it's great to have a good example like Inkom Elementary for the rest of the schools in the district and in Idaho to see that we can win the award and more importantly, hopefully create some habits in our students that will help them lead more happy and healthy lifestyles," says Hansen.

Inkom Elementary is one of just 11 schools in the state to receive the award.

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