Marathon Challenge Receives Award

Congratulations are in order to the assistant chief for the Nacogdoches Police Department. Chief Mike Kelly's 'Marathon Challenge' caught the attention of the Texas Council On Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke. The council awarded the school health program with a state award, one of only seven in the state.

The Marathon Challenge was developed for fifth grade students. The challenge was a 26 week physical activity program designed to teach students how to respond to potentially risky behaviors. Marathon Challenge taught youngsters the importance of exercise over becoming a couch potato.