Two West Hempstead High School students were recognized by a state organization for living healthy lifestyles and being positive role models for their peers.
The Nassau Zone of the New York State American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AHPERD) presented awards on Dec. 10 to SaraJo Weinstein and Terry Oh during a dinner reception at Crest Hollow Country Club.
To earn the award students had to demonstrate and value a healthy lifestyle and lifelong learning, exhibit a physically active lifestyle, both during and outside of school, and show exceptional achievement in physical education class. They also had to demonstrate leadership and responsible personal and social behavior including good sportsmanship, character, civility and citizenship, as well as serve as a positive influence on their peers.
The non-profit American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AHPERD) is the largest organization of professionals supporting and assisting professionals involved in physical education, recreation, fitness, sport and coaching, dance, health education and promotion, and all specialties related to achieving a healthy and active lifestyle.