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Marine Corps Marathon honors Lynbrook Elementary.

Lynbrook Elementary School Principal Mary McNamee and Assistant Principal Shirley Shannon hold a $1,000 check presented to them by Larry McMarlin of Sodexo Corporation on Feb. 8, for the school’s participation in the 2011 Marine Corps Marathon Healthy Kids Fun Run on Oct. 29, 2011. From left: Larry McMarlin of Sodexo Corporation, Richard Dexter, PE teacher at Lynbrook Elementary School, Assistant Principal Shirley Shannon, Principal Mary McNamee and PE teacher Jed Bobier.

Lynbrook Elementary School Principal Mary McNamee and Assistant Principal Shirley Shannon hold a $1,000 check presented to them by Larry McMarlin of Sodexo Corporation on Feb. 8, for the school’s participation in the 2011 Marine Corps Marathon Healthy Kids Fun Run on Oct. 29, 2011. From left: Larry McMarlin of Sodexo Corporation, Richard Dexter, PE teacher at Lynbrook Elementary School, Assistant Principal Shirley Shannon, Principal Mary McNamee and PE teacher Jed Bobier. Photo by Deb Cobb.

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Richard Ameyaw, a 3rd grader at Lynbrook Elementary School, runs in place with fellow students during a ceremony on Feb. 8 in which the Marine Corps Marathon celebrated the school’s high participation in their 2011 Healthy Kids Fun Run on Oct. 29, 2011 and gave the school the Healthy School Award.

On Thursday Feb. 8, the students of Lynbrook Elementary School received the Marine Corps Marathon Healthy School Award for most participants in the event for the eleventh consecutive year. In what has become a popular school tradition, 300 students participated in the 2011 Marine Corps Marathon Healthy Kids Fun Run on Oct. 29, 2011, an event that was marked with the worst weather in recent memory. The school was awarded $1,000 by Sodexo Corporation, a sponsor of the Healthy Kids Fun Run.