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TMSG: Get Up And Dance!


ST JOHNS, Mich. (WLNS) - Staying fit and having fun, that's what one local student helped his entire high school do in St. Johns. And all it took was a gym, a dance and one great idea.


St. Johns Sophomore Grant Shafer, his teachers and friends, all packed into the high school gym for a fun day of feeling fit. Grant dealt out this ace of an idea after first motivating his entire special education class to do the same.

"To kinda help cut down on childhood obesity so that people aren't overweight, get a chance to exercise and have fun," said Grant.

But he set his sights even bigger. First getting the Michigan Fitness Council behind it. His enthusiasm was shared by his teacher, Jackie Thomas, Who says Grant's leadership set an example for both the students and staff.

"Its an amazing feeling to have a student from my class participate in such a big project. He's worked with the dance team, student council, the entire student body," said Thomas.

And he put these bodies in motion using the perfect dance for aces day: the Cupid Shuffle.

Grant says he hopes to continue organizing school-wide events like Aces Day in the fall.

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