Joshua Morrison/News Isabelle Bostic holds up her gift certificate for a new bicycle for having the best essay in Knox County Crunch Out Obesity programing. Isabelle goes to East Knox Elementary School. Saturday, elementary students across the county were lauded at the Gallagher Centre for their efforts in the United Way program to help curb obesity. Skylar Bickel from Danville was the runner-up.

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Isabelle Bostic holds up her gift certificate for a new bicycle for having the best essay in Knox County Crunch Out Obesity programing. Isabelle goes to East Knox Elementary School. Saturday, elementary students across the county were lauded at the Gallagher Centre for their efforts in the United Way program to help curb obesity. Skylar Bickel from Danville was the runner-up.

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MOUNT VERNON — Crunch Out Knox County is a six-week nutrition and activity program that teaches fourth graders about making healthy food choices and getting physical activity everyday. Promoting life-long wellness to help future health problems when it comes to adult obesity. During physical education classes, students learn to use an exercise ball as a fitness tool and are able to take one home to use. The program started in September and went through November 2018.

This year’s program included all 11 elementary schools in Knox County, involving 639 students. The program started in 2013. Students were then asked to complete an essay on the subject of “How I am living healthy.” Classroom, school and county winners were celebrated Saturday, Jan. 12 during a program at the Glenn A. Gallagher Centre, 1451 Gambier Road, in Mount Vernon.

The overall school winners are:

St. Vincent de Paul — Lucas Holland

Danville Elementary — Skylar Bickel

Centerburg Elementary — Abby Dickerson

Fredericktown Elementary — Graham Overholt

East Knox Elementary — Isabelle Bostic (overall county winner)

Twin Oak Elementary — Natasha Jose

Columbia Elementary — Mariah Huerte

Wiggin Street Elementary — Marley Carrico

Pleasant Street Elementary — Allydia Bell

East Elementary — Aurora McKee

Dan Emmett Elementary — Emma Wilson

Classroom winners are Brookelyn Carter, Celenia Lemus, Clair Hill, Morgan Gaboric, Jocelyn Tabor, Ava Lodahl, Korbin Rogers, Haley Lester, Jared Elswick, Charlotte St Clair, Rylan Winkler, Ashlyn Parry, Melia Leasure, Jayden Hamilton-Dilts, Iman Odian, Eva McKenzie, Addison Komitau, Savannah Rose, Kendall Riel and Zoe Long.

 

 

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