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34 Colorado schools are health champions

At Wednesday’s Healthy Schools and Integration Summit, the Colorado Legacy Foundation will recognize 34 schools in the state as 2013 Healthy School Champions with awards ranging from $500-$5,000.

The schools all earned the award by completing the Healthy School Champions’ Scorecard, a voluntary online self-assessment of best practices in the eight categories that make up the Coordinated School Health model.

The three top winners, B.F. Kitchen Elementary, in Loveland, Gunnison Elementary and Manitou Springs Elementary, will all receive $5,000. Second-tier awards of $2,500 will go to Center High School and Skoglund Middle School in Center, Rocky Mountain High School in Fort Collins and Skyview Middle School in Colorado Springs. In addition, eight schools will receive $1,000 awards and 19 schools will receive $500 awards.

In addition to the Healthy School Champion awards, the summit will feature workshops and speakers focused on school health and wellness, the state’s new teacher evaluation system and the Colorado Integration Project. The summit is sponsored by the Colorado Health Foundation and the Western Dairy Association.

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