After a month of heart-racing (no pun intended) competition by hundreds of schools across the country, the Spirit Challenge has finally come to a close. Over 17,000 students participated during the 28-day contest and were able to collectively burn over 6.7 MILLION calories and spend a total of 790 THOUSAND minutes in target heart rate. Truly incredible results and we couldn’t be prouder to inspire and support such a wonderful initiative.
But participating in the Heart Rate Spirit Challenge wasn’t the only way to walk away a winner this fall, we also held a Twitter sweepstakes where schools around the country who do not yet have an IHT Spirit System were able to enter a raffle to win a complete system by tweeting and letting us know that they’ve committed to doing 1 healthy thing this fall. We were overwhelmed with entries and so excited to read everyone’s tweets. We’re also very excited to publically announce the winners of the 2015 IHT Spirit Challenge! Drumroll please…
SPIRIT HEART RATE CHAMPION
Congratulations to Kelly McClennon and her amazing students at A. Maceo Smith New Tech High School, Dallas ISD, TX who have been crowned the 2015 Spirit Champions! Over 28 school days, Coach McClennon and her students spent 111,944 minutes and 82.5% of their PE class time at a moderate-to-vigorous-physical-activity level, burning a whopping 1,165,302 calories! The 6 weeks of hard work, elevated heart rates, and sweat resulted in $5,000 in gear!
2-WEEK SPRINT CHAMPIONS:
Monday, Sept 14th – Friday, Sept 25th Champion:
A. Maceo Smith New Tech High School, Dallas, TX
4’ x 6’ Heart Rate Zone Banner (See the banner)
Monday, Sept 28th – Friday, Oct. 9th Champion:
Win-E-Mac Public Schools, Erskine, MN
Class Set of PE 3 Journals for your Students (See the PE 3 Journal)
Tuesday, Oct 13th – Friday, Oct 23rd Champion:
Bay View Middle School, Howard-Suamico School District, WI
Official IHT-Spirit Warm-Up Jacket
TWITTER SWEEPSTAKES CHAMPION
Congratulations to Jenni Peters of Millbury Street Elementary in Grafton, Massachusetts. Jenni was randomly selected from hundreds of submissions to win a complete Spirit System class set of heart rate monitors, readers, a 1-year software license, and training from one of our customer support specialists. Jenni vowed to live healthier and we’re excited to help her and her students achieve that goal through the use of the Spirit System.
Congratulations to the top 20 schools who are taking home over $10,000 in IHT gear -each and every Spirit Challenge participant is a winner! Several hundred schools and over 17,000 students came together to help us move closer to realizing our vision of empowering students to self-manage their health and well-being through the use of technology while living more active, fitness-led lives. Thank you again to all of those who participated, tweeted, shared and supported this fall’s campaign. We look forward to seeing you all again for the next Spirit Challenge taking place in early 2016!