By Staff Reports
(Victorville) – One hundred area high school students representing eight local high schools began the ten month long journey to wellness this year with 27 successful participants meeting all requirements including attendance, grades and citizenship during the 10 month period.
Under the direction of Heritage Lifefit fitness director George Mangum, M.A. students worked with trainers three times a week as well as attended monthly rallies, in-school training, field trips and other activities. Each student that recorded a weight loss during a month received a $25 stipend with the ultimate winners receiving a check for $1,500 and a $500 scholarship to Victor Valley Community College. This year’s winners were Matthew Bagley of Oak Hills High School and Maritza Ramirez of Silverado High school.
The program, now in its third year, was started in 2013 by Heritage Victor Valley Medical Group and Victorville Motors to provide local area high school students with the tools necessary to make better decisions about their nutrition and fitness.
The 2014-15 sponsors are Victorville Motors, “It’s a Gas”, SouthWest Gas, Macy’s, Pacific Horizon, Assistance League of the Victor Valley and RB Enterprises.
To begin on your own personalized path to wellness and become a Heritage Victor Valley Medical Group member call (760) 245-4747 or 1-800-655-9999.
About Heritage Victor Valley Medical Group
Part of the Heritage Provider Network, Heritage Victor Valley Medical Group offers members coordinated care with a speedy referral system and an eager to please local member services team as well 45 doctors across Southern California’s High Desert, and Mountain Communities and a panel of two hundred specialists. Heritage Medical Group is dedicated to a spirit of excellence that delivers more than you expect!