KENSINGTON, Md. - A middle school in Kensington is upgrading its fitness center, thanks to a $100,000 grant from the National Foundation for Governors' Fitness Councils.
Newport Mills Middle School is one of three schools in Maryland selected to receive a "Don't Quit! Fitness Center."
Staff and students produced a video explaining why they deserve state-of-the-art equipment.
The center's ribbon cutting will be held on Oct. 9.
It will then be used for physical education classes, team training and afterschool activities.
"We are just absolutely thrilled,” Principal Panagiota Tsonis, Newport Mills Middle School, said. “I am very proud of the work that my team has been doing. I can't wait to see my kids when they see this new equipment."
Newport Mills Middle School has about 650 students.