Friday, November 19, 2010

Fayette Middle School Student Named First Down For Fitness MVP

Omar Hancock-Howard with math teacher Rica Smith.

A seventh grader at Fayette Middle has made a first down with the Falcons, not on the field but in the classroom.

Omar Hancock-Howard has been selected as an Atlanta Falcons 2010 First Down for Fitness MVP from over 28,000 participants in the program. His math teacher, Rica Smith, nominated him for outstanding effort in achievement during her class’ participation in the First Down for Fitness program that incorporated math instruction with an emphasis on physical activity.

Falcons First Down for Fitness is a three-month program (September 1 through November 26) designed to challenge third through seventh graders throughout the state to participate in fitness activities, eat healthy, and lead a healthy lifestyle. Participants are encouraged to be active 60 minutes a day, seven days a week as a means of maintaining success, good work ethic, and overall health and wellness.

As an MVP winner, Omar will be an honored guest at the Falcons game on November 28 against the Green Bay Packers. He has also received a backpack filled with Falcons memorabilia and a “Play 60” jersey to wear to the game.

Photo Source:  Fayette County Board of Education
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