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PETE grad student guides local school to national recognition

Local School Recognition photo


An appreciation for a local school and a discovery about a health and physical activity-based award evolved into national recognition. The picture on the left shows Ishonte’ Allar, CPASS grad student, with Suncrest Middle School representatives. (Photo by The Dominion Post)

Let's Move McDowell celebrates physical activity in all schools

  Mcdowell Choice photo


Students from all of McDowell County’s public schools gathered on October 23, 2014 at the Welch Armory to celebrate and demonstrate physical activities provided by the McDowell CHOICES Project, sponsored by CPASS and the Highmark Foundation. At the Let’s Move McDowell Physical Activity Celebration, more than 500 students performed short physical activity demonstrations representing new physical activities that have taken place at their schools this year.

PETE grad makes a difference in southern West Virginia

Christopher Roth photo


Christopher Roth is a middle school physical education teacher at Eastern Greenbrier Middle School, Greenbrier County, West Virginia. Throughout the past six years teaching physical education and coaching middle school football, Roth describes his greatest accomplishment as creating experiences for students to try and succeed in areas that they themselves did not believe they were capable.