Students at elementary school in Bowling Green create walking trail to promote health and education

Ribbon cutting ceremony for walking trail
Wednesday, Oct. 22 at T.C. Cherry Elementary School.
Photo: Miranda Pederson/Daily News

Students at T.C. Cherry Elementary School in Bowling Green came up with the idea of creating a walking path around their school in April and when they showed up for school in August, it had become a reality, Laurel Wilson reports for The Daily News in Bowling Green.

The Leadership Bowling Green class “took it to the next level,” T.C. Cherry Principal Kory Twyman told Wilson.

The Leadership Bowling Green program is a nine- month leadership-development program coordinated by the Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce. Over the summer, the 2014 leadership class constructed a 1/3-mile gravel path around the school for its class project – bringing to fruition a project chosen because it “would have the largest impact on the community by promoting health and education,” class president Jason Marshall told Wilson.

Seven signs along the path reinforce the seven habits students learn as part of “The Leader in Me” curriculum: Be proactive; begin with the end in mind; put first things first; think win-win; seek first to understand, then to be understood; synergize; and sharpen the saw.

Students can take pride in the fact that they helped make the walking trail happen, Twyman.told Wilson. “It made them aware that even as 9-, 10-, 11-year-old children, they have a voice and people are listening,” he said.

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