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12 area schools win $$ for healthy practices

Published: March 28, 2014, 4:50 pm, by Carol McGraw


Twelve Pikes Peak area   schools  are among 42 that have been awarded Healthy School  Champions  designation for 2014 by the  Colorado Legacy Foundation.

More than $45,000 total  was awarded to the schools.

“The Colorado Legacy Foundation recognizes the importance of a healthy and engaging learning environment for all students,”  Dr. Helayne Jones, President and CEO, said in an email announcement.  “It is our pleasure to award these 42 schools who have demonstrated the critical link between student health and academic achievement.”

The awards were based on a voluntary online assessment of school health and wellness strategies. The awards will be prsented  April 17 in Denver at  the foundation’s  Legacy Summit.

Area winners include: Edith Wolford Elementary, Academy District 20, $5,000;  Sand Creek Elementary, Harrison School District 2, $1,000;  Skyview Middle School, Falcon School District 49, $1,000; Foothills Elementary, D-20, $500;  Columbia Elementary, Colorado Springs School District 11, $400;  Cripple Creek-Victor Junior -Senior High School, Cripple Creek-Victor School District RE-1, $400;  Ridgeview Elementary , D-49 , $400; Frontier Elementary, D-20, $300; Stetson Elementary, D-49. Manitou Springs Middle School, and Ute Pass Elementary, both Manitou D-14, $300 each;