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DMES girls on the go
Running club motivates students in fitness, classroom
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Jaylin Grant pushes ahead during the first practice of the new school year of You Go, Girls. Started in 2009 by Dobys Mill Elementary School Media Specialist Betsy Long, the You Go, Girls weekly running club has since expanded to include as many as 70 fourth- and fifth-graders.
Betsy Long is a runner. So it didn’t take long for the Doby’s Mill Elementary School (DMES) media specialist to come up with the DMES “You Go, Girls” running club -- the perfect way, she said, to include her students in one of her favorite pastimes. What started out as a running club for only fourth-grade girls in 2009 quickly expanded.