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Pascagoula's Colmer Middle School wins fitness award

PASCAGOULA, MS (WLOX) -

PASCAGOULA, MS (WLOX) - Colmer Middle School in Pascagoula has been named top school for the President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports Physical Activity.

The school received the prestigious honor because teachers consistently promote healthful eating and exercise in and outside the classroom. Physical education teachers say they work hard to help kids stay healthy because they don't want the students to end up sick or obese.

"We are here basically just to fight the battle of the bulge," Physical education teacher Chad Smith said. "This is the fattest state and we are just trying to get them in shape for everybody."

The school was also honored for increasing the students' physical activity and fitness exercises in 11 different areas this year.

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