The American Heart Association has been instrumental in the programs and activities Hamagrael has implemented by providing educational materials, leadership and technical assistance. Hamagrael Principal David Ksanznak thanked the organization for all of its support and assistance in programs that have made Hamagrael a healthier school. He also recognized PE teachers Berschwinger and Kate Charvat, as well as Masline for all of their efforts on behalf of the Hamagrael community.
"Any award from the American Heart Association is prestigious, but I am particularly proud of this because it recognizes our efforts schoolwide," Ksanznak said. "That means we have been recognized as a team -- this award belongs to every student, every staff member, every parent, every PTA member, every member of the school community. Our students deserve special mention for the way they have embraced the very important effort to lead all--around healthy, active lives.""