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B-L Elementary students receive new sneakers thanks to "Educate My Sole"

Batesburg-Leesville, SC - On Friday, November 17th, the first group of students at B-L Elementary School received brand new sneakers courtesy of the “Educate My Sole” initiative that was co-founded by Dawn Staley, head coach of the USC Women’s Basketball program.

Congratulations to Mrs. Arant's third grade class, Mrs. Roudybush's fourth grade class and Ms. English's fifth grade class on being selected as the school winners for the first nine weeks.

“Educate My Sole” is a contest for students in third through fifth grades that places emphasis on attendance, academics, behavior and physical fitness. At the end of each nine weeks, a rubric that is based on these core areas is used to determine which class in each grade level is that period’s winner. Then, each student in the winning classroom receives a brand new pair of sneakers! If there is a tie between classes, students in both classrooms get a new pair of shoes.

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