After winning the 2012 Fuel Up to Play 60 National Touchdown Dance Challenge, Rogers Middle School in Saint Louis was recently rewarded with a visit from two St. Louis Rams players: running back Steven Jackson and kicker Greg Zuerlein. Rogers’ students Reja Franklin and Maria Stoencheva helped their school earn national recognition by submitting a video of their signature touchdown dance to FuelUpToPlay60.com. Their dance received the most online votes among five finalists from across the country.
During the players’ visit, Reja, Maria and a team of Rogers students had the opportunity to teach Steven and Greg their winning dance at an all-school assembly, followed by a question-and-answer session with the school’s Fuel Up to Play 60 student team. Check out footage from their visit here.
“We had a blast hosting Steven Jackson and Greg Zuerlein here at Rogers-they both were such great sports,” said Kathy Beezley, Fuel Up to Play 60 program advisor for Rogers Middle School. “The students had fun teaching them the dance and visiting with them, it was an experience they won’t soon forget.”
“We were happy to reward Rogers Middle School for their efforts – to Reja and Maria for entering the Touchdown Dance Challenge and the rest of the students, staff and community for showing their support by voting,” said Courtney Corbett, Midwest Dairy Council program manager. “Rogers Middle School is a perfect example of how Fuel Up to Play 60 can really have an impact. It’s inspiring to see their passion for the program.”
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