Students at Edward Kemble and Cesar Chavez schools came together this morning to learn about the importance of fitness from runner Lea Wallace, a former Sacramento State All American who is training for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.
“When I started running, I was just like you,” Wallace told the assembled students. “I was a little girl who would play tag on the blacktop. I wasn’t always this fast. But I wanted to get better every day so I worked hard.”
Governor Jerry Brown has a reputation for being frugal and a bit of a curmudgeon. But during his internship in the Governor’s office this year, Sacramento Accelerated Academy student Austin Kropp says he saw another side to the state’s highest ranking elected official.
“He’s a really nice guy,” Kropp says of the Governor. “And the people I worked for paid for all my lunches and threw me a going-away party.”