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HOLDERNESS — The Circle Program named Holderness Central School as the winner of the 2013 Circle Trot School Spirit Challenge. This inaugural challenge was designed to get more youth participating in healthy living by walking or running in the Circle Trot, a spring 2K/5K/10K race put on by the Circle Program in collaboration with Plymouth State University's Center for Active Living and Healthy Communities.
Twenty-eight schools, from Laconia to Campton, were in the running this year. Registered Circle Trot participants were able to vote for their own school or whatever school they affiliated themselves with. The award was given to the highest percentage of votes per school's total student population. Holderness Central (9%) narrowly edged out Holderness School (8%). Other top finishers included New Hampton Community School and Inter-Lakes Elementary.
This challenge was a great success in activating the Greater Lakes Region communities. In a small ceremony Holderness Central was awarded $200 to go towards the sports equipment of their choice. This award was generously donated by PSU's Center for Active Living and Healthy Communities Director, Dr. Barbara McCahan.

CAPTION — Holderness Central School won the 2013 Circle Trot School Spirit Challenge. Shown here, Dr. Barb McCahan, Susan Dwyer, Holderness Central School students, Principal William VanBennekum, Kim Johnstone. (Courtesy photo)