This past spring, students from across the Midwest did jumping jacks with their principals, made human pyramids with their friends, did bicep curls with milk containers, and captured it all in photos, as a part of the Fuel Up to Play 60 Activity Scavenger Hunt Challenge.
Ten schools from throughout the region went above and beyond in their efforts to document creative ways to stay active. Locust Grove Upper Elementary in Locust Grove, Okla., was named a national finalist in the contest. Top schools in each of the other Midwest Dairy states included:
Mansfield Middle School – Mansfield, Ark.
Timber Ridge Middle School – Plainfield, Ill.
Audubon Elementary – Dubuque, Iowa
John F. Kennedy Elementary – Kansas City, Kan.
Loring Elementary – Minneapolis, Minn.
Taneyville Elementary – Taneyville, Mo.
David City Elementary – David City, Neb.
West Fargo High School – West Fargo, N.D.
Garfield Elementary – Sioux Falls, S.D.
For winning the Challenge, the schools were either awarded with NFL player visits, or Fuel Up to Play 60 prize packs to be used to enhance school wellness.
The Activity Scavenger Hunt Challenge encouraged students to grab a camera, their friends and even their school faculty to complete a list of activities to get everyone up and moving. By teaming up with their classmates, teachers and families, students had the opportunity to learn how small bursts of activity throughout the day can easily add up to 60 minutes of play.
Thank you to everyone who participated in the Challenges in 2012-2013. Watch for more fun Challenges next year!