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Kahoa Celebrates Fitness

The Foundation for Lincoln Public Schools presented Eric Vacek, physical education teacher at Kahoa Elementary, with the John Prasch Health and Physical Fitness Award during a dedication ceremony at Kahoa Elementary on Oct. 12.

Mr. Prasch, a former superintendent of the Lincoln Public Schools, believed very strongly not only in educating students academically, but also in teaching them to appreciate and practice living habits that promote good health for a lifetime.

Pictured: Russ Reckewey, principal at Kahoa Elementary School; Ruth Gerber, Foundation for Lincoln Public Schools; and Eric Vacek, Physical Education teacher at Kahoa.

Vacek was nominated for this award by his peers for making a significant contribution to students’ lives by promoting health and physical fitness in the classroom. The award created by Edward and Mary Copple in honor of John Prasch includes a $1,000 stipend.

At our Kahoa Celebration we had the Northeast Rocket, Dr. Steve Joel , Northeast drum line, and Kahoa community members.  Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Omaha gave a wonderful new “fitness”playground to Kahoa elementary.   Here are some photos of the Celebration.