Thursday, May 30, 2013

Health Fitness Scholarships

The Spring Branch Health Fitness Teachers Association (SBHFTA) has awarded two scholarships to graduating seniors at Spring Woods High School. The scholarship award winners are Miriam Toj, who received $1,200, and Hope Vasquez, who received $1,500.

These two seniors were supported by instructors Cathlene Webb and Tyra Harrell. Miriam Toj will attend Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches this fall. Hope Vasquez begins studies at Texas A&M University in College Station soon.

The students were awarded Tier 1 and Tier 2 scholarships by SBHFTA. The two scholarships are designed to help support the district’s main goal of doubling the number of graduates who earn either a technical certificate, two-year degree, or a four-year college diploma.

Inside the district, this goal is often called T-2-4. In separate health fitness news, five SBISD schools had students and families that took part in the second annual Walk for Wellness.

The Wellness Walk was held at Terry Hershey Park on May 18. Sponsor for the 5K event was the Spring Branch Community Health Center.

In all, about 250 students and adults participated from three elementary schools – Hollibrook, Pine Shadows and Westwood – and Spring Oaks Middle School and Spring Woods High School.

An animoto compiled after the Walk can be viewed here:

“It was extremely powerful to see families running hand in hand throughout the event, and this aligns perfectly with our district Advanced Movers initiative. We had buddy runners from Spring Woods High’s cross country and track teams who ran with our students throughout the race,” SBISD Intramural Coordinator Samuel Karns said. Karns also serves as the health fitness specialist at Westwood Elementary School.

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