Students win first place in their grade level in KC Healthy Kids’ I Am Here photo contest
Fourth-graders at Westview Elementary won $1,000 for their school through the KC Healthy Kids’ I Am Here photo contest. The students, who are in Corinne Drummond’s class, submitted photo stories showing how their community helps or hinders healthy habits.
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Mrs. Drummond’s class is in the running for a $2,500 grand prize. A peer-judged “Shark Tank” style pitch contest will determine the grand prize winner. Awards will be used to promote student wellness by creating a Naturally Healthy League with emphasis on sports, arts, gardening and healthy choices.
Through the contest, teachers helped students think critically about how their surroundings – walking trails or broken sidewalks, safe playgrounds or blighted lots, schoolyard gardens or fast food restaurants – impact their health. Third- through eighth-grade students from six counties in the metro area were invited to participate.
KC Healthy Kids, a nonprofit dedicated to improving the health of Greater Kansas City's children, will present winning classrooms with $1,000 first place awards at a ceremony March 6 at the Kauffman Foundation Conference Center.
The awards ceremony will take place during KC Healthy Kids’ Champions for Health youth summit. At this all-day conference, 200 students who participated in the contest will learn to speak out for healthier food in schools, walkable communities, urban farms and gardens and more.