Michele Brown, Physical Education Teacher at Lamar Elementary School was named Arkansas’ Program Advisor of the Year! Michele Brown and Lamar Elementary School were honored with an in-school visit from Jon Bradley, a member of the NFL Alumni Association. During the assembly, Midwest Dairy Council also rewarded Lamar Elementary School in Lamar, Ark. for winning the Fuel Up to Play 60 Cooking Show Video Challenge for the state of Arkansas. Lamar was presented with $1,500 to purchase equipment and materials to increase student access to healthy foods and physical activity.
Jon Bradley is an Arkansas native who attended Arkansas State University and is a former defensive tackle for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2004-2006) and a fullback for the Detroit Lions (2007). Bradley most recently played defensive tackle for the Florida Tuskers in the United Football League.
Other special guests attending the celebration event included Lamar Superintendent Roy Hester, Lamar School Board President Clint Bacchus, Arkansas Representative Betty Overbey, and Senator Randy Laverty. During the ceremony both the House of Representatives and the Senate issued a congratulatory citation to Michele Brown, Arkansas Program Advisor of the Year, and to Jon Bradley for his support of Fuel Up to Play 60. Local dairy farmer, John Howerton from Berryville, Arkansas also attended the event. “As dairy farmers, we have always cared about legacy and the importance of passing on a better future to the next generation, and we have been dedicated to child nutrition through our investment in National Dairy Council for more than 95 years.”