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Valdosta celebrates Walk to School Day

October 4, 2006

Valdosta - Some Valdosta middle schoolers missed the bus and took to the streets this morning to walk to school with parents, teachers, and city officials.

They were participating in the 9th Annual International Walk to School Day, a program where over 3,000 schools from all 50 states promote health, safety, and physical fitness to students and parents.

Mayor John Fretti walked with the students and explained the importance of parents knowing the route their children walk everyday .

For many of the students, it was their first time meeting the Mayor but one student was just happy to have some extra time with her mother. 
"The last time I didn't get to do it and other parents did with their children and me and my mom couldn't walk to school for the first time. So I loved it. We get to spend some time together, we get to talk to each other," says 5th grader Alexis McCutchin.

This is the 4th time Southeast Elementary students and faculty participated in the program.

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