According to Kent Mathis, they use the Presidents Challenge Physical Fitness Test as a means of measurement. The students are trying to achieve either the National Physical Fitness Award, or the Presidential Physical Fitness Award.
According to Mathis, they are tested in five area’s. They do sit-ups (to measure abdominal strength), shuttle run (to measure speed and agility), one mile run/walk (to measure heart and lung endurance), push-ups (to measure upper body strength), and sit and reach (to measure flexibility).
Eastside had 47 students achieve the National Physical Fitness Award this year, and seven students achieved the top honors of the Presidential Physical Fitness Award.
Students earning the National Physical Fitness Award were Isaac Streetman, Ashlyn Jay, Katie Garrett, Seth Johnson, Travis McKinney, Emilee Maulding, Mariah Lovelace, Logan Patterson, Kevin Coats, Griffin Pace;
Logan Dunn, Hayden Rayburn, Zoe Deere, Keegan Stokes, Joshua Crabb, Madison Bozydaj, Bailey Atkins, Breonna Brady, Rylan McAlister, Nicholas Swan, Christina Fincher, Miah Lovelace, Chase Brinkley, Cameron Combs, Marty Bevins, Madison Pruitt, D’Niya Wilson, Lauren Suits, Elizabeth Zuker;
Chloe Haney, Jesse Taff, Krista Fuller, Aaron Daniel, Luke Queen, Lauren Carter, Katie Opdycke, Kohl Streetman, Holly Decker, Jennifer Crawford, Russell Head, Dylan Bailey, Ansley Turner, Isaac Moore, Chandler Cooper, Cameron Ingle, Mallorie Dover, and Riley Coats.
Students earning the Presidential Physical Fitness Award were Markus Smith, Emily Loveless, Gabby Fuller, Elijah Appleberry, Laney Schuyler, Cambree Stanley, and Sam Sanders.