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Healthy School Award

Courtesy of the Marine Corps Marathon

— Marine Corps Marathon mascots Miles and Molly, MCM Director Rick Nealis, Mount Vernon Community School Principal Peter Balas, Larry McMarlin of Sodexo and U.S. Marines from Marine Corps Base Quantico gather for the presentation of the Healthy School Award to the students of Mount Vernon Community School. The school is one of five to receive the Healthy School Award for most student participation at the MCM-organized Healthy Kids Fun Run held on Oct. 27, 2012. Students from Mount Vernon comprised 216 of the 3,600 Kids Run race field. As part of the Healthy School Award, MCM partner Sodexo presented the school with a check for $1,000 and provided healthy snacks for all students.