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Mayor Dean Joins Students On ‘Walk To School' Day

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Nashville Mayor Karl Dean joined Metro School students to break a sweat on their way to school Wednesday.

It was all a part of Nashville's "Walk To School" day. About 60,000 students in Davidson county took part in the walk to school festivities at their schools.

Tulip Grove Elementary was the lead school for the event, with Mayor Dean joining in. About 100 of their students made the mile long trek.

Walk to School Day is designed to improve students' health and the principal of Tulip Grove Elementary told us that's something they work on year-round.

"We have a lot of teachers who themselves practice good healthy habits, and we try to model that for our children and bring it into the classroom and let them know it's a lifelong experience for them," said Tulip Grove Elementary Principal Denise Colon.

The walk is part of Walk Nashville Week, which is in its 12th year.

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