Over 70 parents, grandparents, teachers and students were in attendance - Saturday - January 23 - to celebrate individual classroom and overall school winners for their “How I Am Living Healthy” essays in conjunction with Crunch Out Obesity, a Community Health Improvement Plan Initiative of the Knox County Health Partnership coordinated by United Way of Knox County.
United Way, the Knox County Health Department and the YMCA teamed up with area schools to offer “Crunch Out Obesity” for 4th graders in Danville, Fredericktown, Mount Vernon, and St. Vincent DePaul schools in October and November, 2015. Students received a free exercise ball and learned great tips about how to get fit and eat the right foods in the right portions. Students were encouraged to include their families in the program as well.
Congratulations to the following 4th grade students and special thanks to their classroom teachers and physical education teachers - Hillary Hess, Brock Evans, and Jerry Clinger from Mount Vernon Schools; Marilyn Rutherford, Fredericktown; Molly Davis, St. Vincent DePaul, and Ann Henry, Danville.
Fredericktown Schools – Megan Roubinek - Mrs. Snyder; Kacie Rook - Mrs. Gardiner; Brooklyn Robinson - Mr. Kruger; and Julia Partington - Mrs. Snyder and overall school winner.
Danville Schools – Alayna Wittel - Mrs. Newbold; and Meghan Colopy - Mrs. Clarke and overall school winner.
St. Vincent DePaul – Moreyna Walters - Mrs. Duffy and overall school winner.
Mount Vernon - Wiggin Street : Walker Weckesser - Mrs. Sabo; Sabina Hawks - Mrs. Loveland and overall school winner.
Mount Vernon - Pleasant Street– Jesse Whythe - Mrs. Bonaudi; Makayla McGee - Mrs. Debord; Aliyha Lowry - Mrs. Jacklin and overall school winner.
Mount Vernon - Columbia – Autumn Duffey - Mrs. Barteu; Brady Kaufman - Mrs. Thomas and overall school winner.
Mount Vernon - East – Rylee Jarosz - Mrs. Martin and Mrs. Wolfe; Isabella Plagge -Mrs. Frackman and overall school winner.
Mount Vernon - Dan Emmett – Ida Stanley - Mrs. Williams; Arley Darling - Mrs. Marth; Reece Schonauer - Mrs. Zarley and overall school winner.
Mount Vernon - Twin Oak – Sydney Statler - Mrs. Meier; Kurt Waggoner - Mrs. Martin; and Logan Dunagan - Mrs. Dallas and overall school winner.
Logan Dunagan was named the Overall County School Winner for Crunch Out Obesity - Fall 2015. Read Logan's essay!
Click here to enjoy quotes from the students about Crunch Out Obesity here.
Discover more information about healthy nutrition and exercise at gethealthyknox.org.
Crunch Out Obesity is A Knox County Community Health Improvement Plan Initiative