Mayor gives four local schools $250 for PE equipment and programs

Originally published Jan. 22, 2019 in the Standard-Journal.

By Victoria Varnedoe

REXBURG − Mayor Jerry Merrill gave money to several Madison County Schools on Thursday, Jan. 17 at Madison Middle School.

Mayor Merrill presented four checks, each worth $250, to Adams Elementary, Kennedy Elementary, Lincoln Elementary and Madison Middle School. The money will be used for physical education equipment and programs. Read More

PE fundraiser

Ready, set, go: running step in step during PE fundraiser for technology

Originally published June 18, 2018 in the Murray Journal.

By Julie Slama

Liberty Elementary’s Carlos Nieto-Rosales set a goal — to be the first fourth-grader to cross the finish line at his school’s fun run.

In preparation, he not only ran with his class and trained through physical education, but he played soccer three times a week and found time to run around his neighborhood doing both sprints and some distance workouts he created himself.

“I don’t want to stop running,” he said. “I want to make my mom and dad proud.”  Read More