You might say he chose not to be driven to the mountain to hit the slopes, but to walk at his school to win the afternoon of skiing.
J.P. Brough will be treated to a day at Wolf Mountain Ski Resort this Saturday for his participation in the program.
Each of 66 participating Gold Medal Schools in Davis, Weber and Morgan counties were offered a chance to send one student to the slopes.
Through November the student at each school who walked the most miles was awarded a free two-hour ski or snowboard lesson along with a free lift pass to the resort. Diamond Peak Mountain Sports also offered free rentals to each winner. More than 700 miles were walked between all the winners.
The Gold Medal School program creates opportunities to be active, eat healthy and stay tobacco free. One condition of the program is for each school to map out a mile course on school property and set a goal for student participation. Students can walk miles during recess, with their teacher or any other time selected by the school.
Grand prizes were selected from both the Davis and Weber/Morgan area.
Tiffany Leishman, a community health educator with the Davis County Health Department which sponsors the program along with the Davis School District, said, “Gold Medal School students strive to be active throughout the entire school year. This is a great reward for those students who walked those extra miles.”
For information on the program go to www.hearthighway.org/gms.