Third grader Aiden Vinson was especially excited. Cowpens Elemenatary Principal Cindy Snead said the first words out of Vinson's mouth when he arrived at school that morning were "When does Boys and Girls Club start?" Vinson and 11 other students are the school's first club members. Cowpens Elementary School held the grand opening of a Boys and Girls Club on Tuesday.
Fortyone percent of Spartanburg County fifthgraders are overweight or obese, according to recent data released by the Spartanburg Childhood Obesity Taskforce. Over the course of the 20122013 school year, task force members collaborated with staff in all seven Spartanburg County school districts to collect consistent body mass index data for 10,426 first, third, and fifthgraders.