Corinne Morgan Wins JRFH Recognition Award
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
RESTON, VA, January 24, 2011 – The American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD) has awarded Corinne Morgan, physical educator at Koelsch Elementary School, with the 2011 Jump Rope For Heart (JRFH) Recognition Award. Ms. Morgan was selected to receive the 2011 JRFH Recognition Award for her many years of outstanding service to the JRFH program at both local and national levels. The award highlights extraordinary leadership by physical educators in the promotion of the Jump Rope For Heart program.
Corinne Morgan has served 18 years in the physical education profession. She leads her school's Wellness Team and is an active participant with the HEAL-ID Network. A recipient of numerous grants, most recently, she became the first Idaho specialist to represent The First Tee National Schools Program. Her professional programs provide opportunities for others to promote health and physical activity in their schools and communities.
Ms. Morgan's events evoke a strong community connection and consistency for sharing community compassion. She frequently involves university athletes, vendors, mascots and dignitaries in her Jump Rope For Heart events. Last year she earned Hoops For Heart (HFH) Rookie of the Year as Idaho's top fundraiser, and has been listed in Idaho's Jump Rope For Heart (JRFH) top ten list.
Corinne Morgan is Past-President of the Idaho Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (IAHPERD) following seven years of service as Idaho's Jump Rope For Heart state coordinator. She earned the state's Model School Award in 2000 and was named Idaho's Elementary P.E. Teacher of the Year in 2005.
Ms. Morgan will be honored as a recipient of the 2011 AAHPERD Jump Rope For Heart Recognition Award at the AAHPERD Awards Ceremony on Thursday, March 31 at the 2011 AAHPERD National Convention & Exposition in San Diego, California.
Founded in 1978 by the American Heart Association and AAHPERD, the Jump Rope For Heart and Hoops For Heart programs have provided millions of dollars to cardiovascular research and the fight against heart disease and stroke. These school-site fundraising programs educate children on the importance of physical activity and diet in maintaining heart health for life. Proceeds aid individuals struggling with heart defects, cardiovascular disease, and stroke. With the growing rate of childhood obesity and heart disease at the forefront of national discourse, the efforts of quality health and physical educators are more important than ever.