Lincoln Elementary School in Belvidere will receive $3,000 over the next three years to fund a fitness program.
The Presidential Youth Fitness Program, or FITNESSGRAM, is a health-related fitness assessment designed to assess aerobic capacity, muscular strength and endurance, and flexibility and body composition.
Students will document their own scores and compare them with standards that have been identified for good health.
"We now have the tools and resources needed to support fitness education in our quality physical education program and help us instill livelong healthy behaviors in our students," says instructor Michelle Turner.
Emblems and certificates will be given to students in recognition of their fitness assessments.