30 McWhorter Elementary students get new bikes

30 McWhorter Elementary students get new bikes

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Some students at McWhorter Elementary have a new incentive to stay healthy during the school year -- 30 new bicycles from Academy Sports.

It's working with the Partners in Education Co-op.

The district selects first and second graders based on their excellent citizenship, attendance, and their efforts in class.

Principal Karla Mann says it's a huge boon for some parents concerned about Christmas gifts.

"One parent said they'd already sent a letter to Santa asking for the bike, and the parent said 'we were just praying that Santa would gift us,' and it just works out that Academy did," Mann said. 

Academy's handing out more than 6,000 bicycles as part of community service nationwide.

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