Jewell Elementary in Bend is singled out nationally for its physical education program. It's one of only 16 schools in the U.S. and the only one in Oregon to earn the recognition for excellence from the National Association for Sport and Physical Education. P.E. teacher Collin Brooks is thrilled to have the recognition. “I think it's so important to be an advocate for the program and my kids. There’s such a high obesity rate in this country. Physical education is directly related to other academic areas; so vital our students receive it.” Jewell was singled out for the quality of its P.E. program and its commitment to excellence.