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Shasta County Participates in Walk to School Day

Shasta County got an early start to school on Wednesday as they took part in National Walk to School Day.

Posted: Oct. 10, 2018 5:32 PM

SHASTA COUNTY, Calif. - Students got an early start to school on Wednesday as they took part in the 22nd annual National Walk to School Day, which includes students from all 50 states and over 40 countries. 

16 schools in Shasta County from elementary to high school participated in the event.

Local elected officials, principals and parents lead “walking school buses,” where groups of students all walk to school. 

Some students said they participated in the walk because it's healthy, and others just wanted to do right by their parents. 

"It's exercise and I get to see a lot of things that I didn't get to see before," said Danessa Lemos, a 4th grader in Shasta County. 

The events around the world aimed to create safer routes for walking and biking, and emphasize the importance that nature plays in physical and mental health, pedestrian safety, decreased traffic congestion and reduced air pollution.

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