Hawaii Fall 2016 School Champion Award Winner
Hawaii: Wai'alae Elementary Public Charter School, Honolulu
One of our 2nd grade teachers, Mrs. Yvonne Wakata, has been a strong supporter of the Fire Up Your Feet Campaign and has been, to my knowledge, the only one of our teachers who, as much as possible, actively tracked her students' in-school physical activity. She does daily exercises with her class - whether it's stretching in the classroom or getting outside and running laps on our field. I believe that she was one of the reasons why our school did well in the first few Fire Up Your Feet campaigns.
Mrs. Wakata gives her 100% support to each and every campaign or project we participate in, and whenever I'm the school contact or organizer, it encourages me to continue on.