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Catholic Schools Students Have Successful Year on Mayor’s Fitness Council

May 25, 2016 | posted by Veronica Montalvo, Catholic Schools Office

Topics: Catholic Schools, Hope for the Future


Catholic Schools Students Have Successful Year on Mayor’s Fitness Council

The Archdiocese of San Antonio Student Ambassadors to the Mayor’s Fitness Council did a FANTASTIC job this academic year with their service projects.

Vanessa Lundstrom from Antonian College Preparatory High School (CPHS) implemented fruit trees and healthier salad bars at her campus as well as continuing the service project from former Antonian student ambassador, Alie Cantu, which was a school garden.

Jack Betancourt from Central Catholic High School, implemented water hydration bottle filling stations at his school campus which were a huge hit with the students.

Allison Picon from Providence Catholic School hosted the Providence Community Health Fair and partnered with the Providence 5K Run to make it a huge campus event this year.

Vanessa Lundstrom from Antonian CPHS will be continuing as an Ambassador this upcoming academic year serving as an Alumni Ambassador in the program.

During the 2015-2016 academic year, the Mayor’s Fitness Council student ambassador program was represented by 13 Bexar County ISD's, the Archdiocese of San Antonio schools, numerous private and charter schools. Fifty students are selected each year to serve as healthy ambassadors at their school campus, districts and in their surrounding communities all across San Antonio and Bexar County. The student ambassadors, through their health/wellness/physical fitness service projects, affected over 35,000 individuals in San Antonio. Mayor Ivy Taylor awarded two ambassadors $1,000 college scholarships as well. To learn more about how your student can participate in this great opportunity, visit www.fitcitysa.com