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Shiloh Point's P.E. program honored
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Forsyth County News

Shiloh Point Elementary is one of 44 schools nationwide named a National Association for Sport and Physical Education STARS school.

According to the association, the honor recognizes physical education programs that model essential elements for quality P.E. programs and provide meaningful learning opportunities to students.

The documentation submitted to the association was compiled by staff over nearly a year and judged by an independent panel.

Principal Sharon Ericson and P.E. teachers Jennifer Blankenship, Sandra Bice, Cate Hernandez and Katie Landers will be honored in March during the NASPE Hall of Fame Banquet in Indianapolis.

Shiloh Point's P.E. program focuses on the development of motor/sports skills, improved fitness levels, dance, gymnastics and character education for social development.

Steve Jefferies, president of the nonprofit professional membership association, said in a statement that STARS physical education programs are "models for other schools to emulate."

"There is growing evidence that supports the relationship between health-related fitness and academic achievement," he said.