Seven Fort Bend Independent School District students take part in IronKids Galveston Fun Run

Shown (front row, from left) are: Rebecca Fernandez (Jordan Elementary School), Mason Taylor (Garcia Middle School), Kaci Rowe (Townewest Elementary School); and (back row) Cristina Paz (Garcia Middle School), Miriam Dickey (Garcia Middle School), Tori Rowe (Sugar Land Middle School). Not pictured is Syndee Grant (Bowie Middle School).

A group of seven Fort Bend ISD youngsters geared up for the UnitedHealthcare IronKids Galveston Fun Run, which was held Saturday, September 22, at Moody Gardens. For the past two months, the students have trained with FBISD’s UnitedHealthcare School Wellness Coordinator, Stephanie Kellam, in preparation for the 1-mile race.

During the summer months, the students met at Kempner High School’s track on Friday mornings. Once school began, they moved their training to Thursday evenings on Garcia Middle School’s new track.

“The students are not your typical athletes, but they have done a fantastic job with the training,” said Kellam. “They have worked extremely hard and deserve to be called IronKids champions!”

UnitedHealthcare has sponsored the race entries for students in the FBISD training group and has also provided them with free t-shirts and shorts, water bottles and backpacks.

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