9/18/2013 6:32 PM
WAR - A McDowell County school is unveiling a fitness center it won as part of a national promotion. Governor Earl Ray Tomblin attended a ribbon cutting Wednesday at Southside K-8 School in War. Southside was one of three West Virginia schools selected this year to receive $100,000 worth of physical education equipment. The grants were from the National Foundation for Governors' Fitness Council as part of a public-private partnership. Priority was given to schools with a high percentage of participation in free and reduced-price meal programs; those with a significant proportion of students considered to be overweight or obese compared to the state average; and schools demonstrating a robust plan for using the equipment. The other two winning schools are Stratton Elementary in Beckley and Bridge Middle School in Wheeling.