Cody Retuta is a student at Leilehua High School in Wahiawa, HI. He recently documented his journey to health and physical literacy with an inspirational, carefully crafted video, which won first place in Hawaii’s 2017 State PE Fair.
This annual competition is sponsored by the state Department of Education and Hawaii AHPERD.
Meet Cody’s teacher…
Justin Shiroma (Right)
Physical Education Teacher
Leilehua High School, Wahiawa, HI
As teachers, we are sometimes asked to wear many different hats. Depending on the situation, we might serve as nutritionist, coach, cheerleader, fan or advocate. I wore all of these hats in support of Cody, one of my students…
Justin and Cody are joined by Vice Principal Barry McCorkell (on left)
If you’ve watched Cody’s video and read Justin’s article, one message should be clear: Teachers can have a significant impact on their students’ lives — and making the effort is well worth it.
You can make an impact too.
Get started today by taking the first step on the path to 50 Million Strong. You’ll be joining thousands of health and physical education professionals who are preparing students to lead healthy, physically active lives.