BRONXVILLE, N.Y. - Some of Bronxville’s top student athletes demonstrated the importance of living a healthy, active lifestyle to their younger peers as part of the NFL’s “Fuel Up to Play 60” program this week.
On Wednesday, Bronxville High School athletes Andrew Babyak, Brian de Paul, Kevin Formato and Morgan Frayne completed a community service project for their Humanities Research class by taking to the field to educate younger students about the benefits of leading healthier lifestyles.
As part of their project, the four student-athletes prepared strawberry smoothies, handed out healthy snacks and set up a series of activities to get the kids moving that included Zumba, jump rope and hula hoops. They concluded with an obstacle course that required students weaved in and out of cones, kick a soccer ball, run through an ladder and shoot a ball into a net with a hockey stick.
“When you eat the right things and stay active, it keeps your mind right and you feel better throughout the day,” Babyak said. “Working with other kids and seeing how much they’re enjoying the stations has made it really worthwhile for us.”
Jeremy Goldstein, who took over the Humanities Research class from Bill Meyer this year, praised his students for playing their part in fulfilling the district’s “Bronxville Promise.” He said that the projects demonstrate the importance of being an active member of the community to students.
“Knowledge is important in its own right, but as the ‘Bronxville Promise’ makes clear, knowledge must be combined with tangible work in our communities if we are to raise engaged citizens,” he said. “It is not enough to sit in the classroom. It is not enough to tell a student what’s right and wrong, what service is and isn’t. They must live these ideas.
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