Imagine Charter School Runs Away with Weston Mayor’s Challenge Cup

For the eighth straight year, Imagine Charter School at Weston has won the Mayor’s Challenge and walked away with the coveted Commission Cup trophy – and this year’s grand prize check for $4,000.

The Mayor’s Challenge 1-Mile Family Health Walk was part of the Rotary Club of Weston’s annual Run for Tomorrow. Mayor Daniel Stermer challenged students, families and faculty from every elementary school in Weston to join him in taking the first step toward a lifetime of physical fitness.

“I would like to thank every student, parent and school for their participation which was absolutely overwhelming,” states Mayor Stermer. “Community involvement was on display here today for everyone in South Florida to take note.”

Mayor Stermer says seeing Imagine Charter School win again was particularly special this year, as it was Principal Nadine Laham’s last; she retired in January.

Principal Laham says winning the Mayor’s Challenge for the eighth consecutive year was thrilling. “It’s a team effort of love, caring and character which brings together our parents, students and teachers, year after year. I am truly blessed to have been the school leader of Imagine Weston.”

The second-place honors and a check for $2,000 went to Sagemont Lower School. Eagle Point Elementary School won third place and a check for $1,000. Prizes were awarded to the schools with the highest participation based on a percentage of enrollment.

Over 2,000 participants registered for the Mayor’s Challenge 1-mile walk, but it’s estim

ated that many more participated. The City of Weston started this program nine years ago to encourage parents and schools to join together in teaching children the importance of fitness and healthy eating for improved physical and mental health. The hope is that children will learn how exercise and nutrition from an early age are essential to winning the battle of obesity in our country.