PRYOR, OK —
Lincoln Elementary School students are hitting the pavement as part of the 100 Mile Club.
“We are walking on Tuesday and Thursday mornings before school. Our students log their laps walked when they go back into class. It takes seven laps to make a mile. The students are also able to log laps they walk during recess or after school, during P.E. and whenever they participate in any sanctioned races,” said Karen Cook, Lincoln Elementary Asistant Principal. “We also offer the WINGS running/walking club through Cherokee Nation and we meet on Thursday after school. These laps may also be counted.”
During the journey toward 100 miles, students will practice personal goal setting, team spirit, perseverance, poise, confidence and honest self-evaluation, said Cook.
“This is just one way that Lincoln Elementary School is sharpening their saw,” said Cook in regard to one of the Seven Habits of Highly Effective People used in the school’s Leader in Me program.
“Throughout the year, for those who participate, they will be presented items to celebrate their milestones. The first milestone is 25 miles and the student will receive a signature T-shirt,” said Cook. “The next milestoe is 50 miles and the student will receive a golden pencil. At 75, they will receive a wristband. Then when the student reaches 100 miles they will be awarded a beautiful gold medal at the end of the year medal ceremony.”