First Ever Outstanding Physical Activity Leader (PAL) Named


Cynthia J_PAL Award 16_350Congratulations to SHAPE America member Cynthia Johnson, the first ever Let's Move! Active Schools Outstanding Physical Activity Leader (PAL) Award recipient! Johnson received the award at the SHAPE America National Convention & Expo in early April. Read how she embodies what it means to be a physical activity school champion!

As a managing partner of the Let's Move! Active Schools national collaborative, SHAPE America provides the PAL Learning System as a cutting-edge, all-inclusive professional development resource.

The PAL award recipient exemplifies leadership within the PAL Learning System, embody the Let's Move! Active Schools spirit, and champion a comprehensive school physical activity program within their respective community.

General Eligibility and Award Criteria

  • Applicant/nominee must be enrolled as a Let's Move! Active Schools Champion who is affiliated with at least one school through the Let's Move! Active Schools School Portal 
  • Applicant/nominee must be facilitating implementation of some or all components of a comprehensive school physical activity program (CSPAP) in the school he or she is affiliated with through Let's Move! Active Schools.
  • Applicant/nominee must attend the SHAPE America National Convention & Expo to receive the award. Attendance is at the individual's expense.
  • Applicant/nominee must be a SHAPE America member and if not a current member, they must establish membership by TBD.
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  • Encourages others to enroll as a Let's Move! Active Schools team member or fan for their school.
  • Models and promotes an active, healthy lifestyle.

Individual being put forward for the award can apply directly (individual completes the application process) or be nominated (someone else completes the application process on behalf of the individual). Both options are of equal value.

How to Apply

  • All required application documentation must be submitted electronically.
  • Email letters of support to Amy Shipp at PAL@shapeamerica.org.
  • You will receive a confirmation email upon receipt of your complete application.   
  • Complete Applications and Letters of Support must be submitted by TBD for consideration.
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Application

  • Part I –Official Application Form
  • Part II - Letter of support from school principal
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  • Part III - Maximum of two additional letters of support
    • (document name: applicant's last name_applicant's first name_letter writer's last name)  
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Recipient will be notified by TBD. If you have any questions regarding this award program please contact Amy Shipp at pal@shapeamerica.org.