Students from Betsy Ross Elementary School recently joined over 42,000 kids from across the state and 3 million across the country to set a movement world record.
According to a recent release from the school, Mahwah kids were part of JAM 2013, where at 10 a.m. on September 26, kids from all over the country paused for Just-A-Minute to take a fitness break.
According to JAM’s website, the record-breaking attempt is part of a campaign to raise awareness about the “importance of making activity a daily habit, ensuring our kids learn healthy habits at a young age and our schools have access to quality physical education programs.”
According to the website’s unofficial count, this year’s 1,354,714 JAMmers broke the previous world record of 1,302,187 JAMmers.
A ranking of states based on participation ranks New Jersey at No. 14, with 42,757, or about 0.49%. The top ranking state this year was West Virginia, with nearly 98,000 participants.
Betsy Ross is listed on the site's tally of participants.