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Snoqualmie Middle School students push themselves for nat'l fitness awards
Snoqualmie Middle School students just completed their yearly Presidential Physical Fitness Testing, and a number of these youths have earned kudos for their efforts.
Students are tested in the mile run for endurance; curl-ups for abdominal strength and endurance; flex arm hang (girls) and pull-ups (boys) for upper body strength and endurance; sit and reach for flexibility and the shuttle run for speed and agility. Those scoring in the 85th percentile or higher on each of the five tests earn the highest Presidential Fitness rating.
Students achieving this honor for 2013 are:
Eighth grade students: Max Bonda, Petru Constantin, Hayden Frederick, Nick Gregg, Anne Jacobson, Miranda Jarocki, Riley Laase, Sophia Purdy, Brandon Stokosa, Emma Smith, and Peter Yoshikawa;
Seventh graders: Hayley Benham, Elizabeth Bourgault, Will Caro, Jessica Conlon, Hunter Davidson, Mia Fowler, Nick Marzetti, Christian Myers, Lexi Rose, and Alex Weidling;
Sixth graders: Sarah Christopherson, Cooper Davidson, Parker Fritz, Bella Gerlitz, Keira Mix, Tanner Rousseau, Julia Saimo, Nicole Sauer, Joe Waskom and Emi Yoshikawa.
Snoqualmie Middle School also had several students make it on the record board: Cooper Davidson for performing 20 Pull-ups, Katia Lucas for plus 11 inches in the Sit and Reach, Mady Privatsky for running 8.8 in the Shuttle Run, and Joe Waskom for running a 5:06-minute mile as a sixth —putting him on top of the list in the mile run.