Minnesota students jump for world record

HIGHLAND PARK, Minn. (AP) — Hundreds of students in the Twin Cities and elsewhere will be jumping for a world record Tuesday.

An initiative led by National Geographic Kids is aimed at promoting exercise. Highland Park Elementary School first-grader Lizzie Hamill read about the “Let’s Jump” campaign in her National Geographic magazine and took the idea to her gym teacher and principal.

First lady Michelle Obama is leading the challenge to break the Guinness world record for the most people doing jumping jacks in a 24-hour period. She’ll lead children at the White House in a minute of jumping jacks and hopes to inspire more than 20,000 kids to jump Tuesday and Wednesday.

WCCO-TV says the students at Highland Park Elementary will be jumping at 2 p.m. Tuesday.