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PBE students are running the extra mile

Students at Pine Bush Elementary School took part in the Presidential Mile recently, culminating in a race for qualifiers in grades 3, 4 and 5 on the high school track.

A man wearing a blue and gold shirt high fives a third-grade girl in a pink shirt on the track
Principal Eric Winter gave many high fives this day!

The Presidential Youth Fitness Program is a school-based program that promotes health and regular physical activity for our youth. It offers educators access to a health-related assessment for youth fitness, professional development for meaningful implementation, and motivational recognition to empower students to adopt and maintain an active lifestyle. The program has been in existence since 1966.

At PBE, students took part in the running program and had to qualify with specific times in order to make it to the finals. Qualifying times were different for each age group. Congratulations to all who participated and all who won. Keep running!

Here are the winners:


Third Grade Girls

1st – Julie Gabriele

2nd – Julianna Vanderkooy

3rd – Sophia Porpora

Three third-grade girls dressed in white t-shirts noting the presidential mile. First place winner in center standing higher than the others
Top three finishers among the third- grade girls.


Third Grade Boys

1st – Wyatt Pagan

2nd – Hudson MacFarlane

3rd – Alex Croce

Third-grade boys top three finishers wearing white presidential mile t shirts. The first place winner in center has his arms straight up over his head.
Third-grade boys’ top finishers.


 Fourth Grade Girls

1st – Audra Meberg

2nd – Kate Harris

3rd – Abigail Munger

Three fourth-grade girls wearing white presidential mile t shirts. Winner in center stands higher. The girl on the left is holding up her index figure to show they are number 1.
The top fourth-grade girls’ finishers.


Fourth Grade Boys

1st – Tyler Vanderkooy

2nd – Brayden Diefenbach

3rd – Liam Sullivan

Three fourth-grade boys stand wearing their white presidential mile t shirts. First place winner in center stands higher.
The top finishers for the fourth-grade boys.

Fifth Grade Girls

1st – Ava Boffalo

2nd – Leah Meberg

3rd – Katie Cragan

Three fifth-grade girls stand wearing their white presidential mile t shirts. the first place winner is in center, standing highers than the others.
Fifth-grade girls’ top three finishers.

Fifth Grade Boys

1st – Cody Hanson

2nd – Ryan Abbatiello

3rd – Tommy Sciascia

Three fifth-grade boys wearing white t shirts.. First place winner stands in the center.
The fifth-grade boys’ top three finishers.
Pine Bush Central School District
State Route 302, Pine Bush, NY 12566
Phone: (845) 744-2031
Fax: (845) 744-6189
Tim O. Mains
Superintendent of Schools
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