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Louisville School Nurse Receives National Honor

School Nurse Sue Gronow opens the gift bag that is part of her award as the runner-up Girls on the Run Coach of the Year. Louisville Elementary Principal Michele Shaffer looks on. (ALLEN GRESS PHOTO)
School Nurse Sue Gronow opens the gift bag that is part of her award as the runner-up Girls on the Run Coach of the Year. Louisville Elementary Principal Michele Shaffer looks on. (ALLEN GRESS PHOTO)

Louisville Elementary School nurse Sue Gronow received a surprise honor on Jan. 22nd as she was informed she had won 1st Runnerup as Coach of the Year in the national organization Girls on the Run (GOTR). Girls On The Run is a non-profit program for girls from 3rd through 8th grade, and the mission is to inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experienced-based curriculum that creatively integrates running. The girls meet for 20 sessions over 10 weeks in the spring preparing for a 5K race. But it’s more than running, life lessons are learned. “Running is not the main purpose,” said Gronow. “In fact, some girls just walk the 5K. We want to help girls develop a positive self-image and develop a healthy lifestyle.” “I was shocked when I got this award.”

The full article by Herald Correspondent Allen Gress ran in the Jan. 30th Herald beginning on Page 1. Herald subscribers can also read the last five issues of the Herald by logging in at this website.

More information on GOTR can be obtained by calling Amy Shock at 330-244-9331 or online at patty.lovell@girlsontherun.org. There is a slight fee for the activity.

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