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Highmark Healthy High 5 School Challenge Grant Program Enables Pennsylvania Schools to Implement or Enhance Healthy Lifestyle Programs for Students
Date:11/10/2008

Grants support physical activity, nutrition, self-esteem and bullying

prevention programs

PITTSBURGH, Nov. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- The Highmark Foundation, through the Highmark Healthy High 5 School Challenge grant program, recently awarded $921,522 to support physical activity, nutrition, self-esteem and bullying prevention programs in 130 Pennsylvania schools. The grants are awarded to provide schools with the resources to implement or enhance unique and creative programs that will help improve the overall health and well-being of students.

"Every school has a wellness policy and plan, some even have programs already in place," said Yvonne Cook, president of the Highmark Foundation. "Through the Highmark Healthy High 5 School Challenge, schools can use these grants to implant or execute the programs in their schools to their highest potential."

The Highmark Healthy High 5 School Challenge grant program invites schools to apply for grants of up to $10,000 for programs that address bullying prevention and self-esteem, improve nutrition education, enhance nutrition choices and provide opportunities for physical education. Each school is eligible to receive one grant per year and grants are awarded on a rolling basis. As of October, some 293 elementary, middle and high schools have received $2.2 million through the program.

The following schools received Highmark Healthy High 5 School Challenge grants during July through September of 2008. For more information on the specific program supported at each school, visit http://www.highmarkhealthyhigh5.org and click on "Schools."

School District School County

Allegheny Valley Colfax Upper Elementary Allegheny

Allegheny Valley Springdale Junior/Senior High Allegheny

Baldwin-Whitehall Whitehall Elementary Allegheny

Career Connections Allegheny

Chartiers Valley Chartiers Valley High Allegheny

DePaul School for Hearing and Speech Allegheny

Gateway Gateway Senior High Allegheny

Montour Area Montour High Allegheny

North Hills McIntyre Elementary Allegheny

Pine-Richland Hance Elementary Allegheny

Quaker Valley Quaker Valley Middle Allegheny

Riverview Riverview Junior/Senior High Allegheny

South Fayette South Fayette High Allegheny

Steel Valley Steel Valley Middle Allegheny

Western Pennsylvania School for the Allegheny

Deaf

New Brighton Area New Brighton Area Elementary Beaver

Bedford Area Bedford Elementary Bedford

Everett Area

School District Everett Area Middle/High Bedford

Antietam Mt. Penn Elementary Berks

Brandywine Heights

Area Brandywine Heights High Berks

Fleetwood Area Andrew Maier Elementary Berks

Fleetwood Area Fleetwood Elementary Berks

Fleetwood Area Richmond Elementary Berks

Wilson West Wyomissing Elementary Berks

Wyomissing Area Wyomissing Area Junior/Senior High Berks

Altoona Area Altoona Area Junior High Blair

Seneca Valley Rowan Elementary Butler

Diocese of

Altoona-Johnstown St. Patrick Cambria

Diocese of

Altoona-Johnstown Bishop McCort Catholic High Cambria

Central Cambria Jackson Elementary Cambria

Cameron County Woodland Elementary Cameron

Diocese of Erie Immaculate Conception Clarion

DuBois DuBois Area Catholic Elementary Clearfield

Glendale Glendale Junior/Senior High Clearfield

Purchase Line Purchase Line North Elementary Clearfield

Crawford Central East End Elementary Crawford

Crawford Central Second District Elementary Crawford

Crawford Central West End Elementary Crawford

Diocese of Erie Seton Catholic Crawford

Cumberland Valley Green Ridge Elementary Cumberland

Mechanicsburg Area Mechanicsburg Middle Cumberland

Harrisburg Scott School Early Childhood Center Dauphin

Diocese of Erie St. Boniface Elk

Diocese of Erie St. Mary's Catholic Elementary Elk

Diocese of Erie St. Mary's Catholic Middle Elk

Johnsonburg Area Johnsonburg Elementary Elk

St. Mary's Area South St. Mary's Street Elementary Elk

Diocese of Erie Blessed Sacrament Erie

Diocese of Erie Cathedral Center Erie

Corry Area Corry Elementary Erie

Corry Area Corry Middle/High Erie

Diocese of Erie Our Lady of Peace Erie

Diocese of Erie St. Boniface Erie

Diocese of Erie St. George Erie

Diocese of Erie St. James Erie

Diocese of Erie St. John Holy Rosary Eastside Catholic Erie

Diocese of Erie St. Luke Erie

Diocese of Erie Villa Maria Elementary Erie

Dr. Gertrude A.

Barber National

Institute Elizabeth Lee Black Erie

Girard Girard High Erie

Iroquois Iroquois Elementary Erie

Northwestern Northwestern High Erie

Diocese of Erie Our Lady of Mount Carmel Erie

Waynesboro Area Waynesboro Area Middle Franklin

Central Fulton McConnellsburg Elementary Fulton

Central Greene Waynesburg Central High Greene

Intermediate

Unit 1 East Franklin Greene

Jefferson-Morgan Jefferson-Morgan Middle/High Greene

Jefferson-Morgan Jefferson-Morgan Elementary Greene

Juniata Valley Juniata Valley Junior/Senior High Huntingdon

Southern

Huntingdon County Southern Huntingdon Middle/High Huntingdon

Southern

Huntingdon County Rockhill Elementary Huntingdon

Southern

Huntingdon County Shade Gap Elementary Huntingdon

Southern

Huntingdon County Spring Farms Elementary Huntingdon

Southern

Huntingdon County Tough Creek Elementary Huntingdon

Tuscarora Blended Learning Charter Huntingdon

School

Purchase Line Purchase Line South Elementary Indiana

Lancaster Burrowes Elementary Lancaster

Lancaster Edward Hand Middle Lancaster

Lancaster George Ross Elementary Lancaster

Lancaster Lafayette Elementary Lancaster

Lancaster Lincoln Middle Lancaster

Lancaster Martin Luther King Elementary Lancaster

Lancaster Price Elementary Lancaster

Lancaster Washington Elementary Lancaster

Lancaster Wickersham Elementary Lancaster

Solanco George A. Smith Middle Lancaster

Lancaster Wheatland Middle Lancaster

Cray Youth and Family Services Lawrence

Ellwood City Area Lincoln Junior/Senior High Lawrence

Neshannock Neshannock Junior/Senior High Lawrence

Neshannock Neshannock Elementary Lawrence

Cornawall Lebanon Union Canal Elementary Lebanon

Diocese of Erie St. Bernard Elementary/Middle McKean

Otto-Eldred Otto-Eldred Elementary McKean

Otto-Eldred Otto-Eldred Junior/Senior High McKean

Smethport Area Smethport Elementary McKean

Diocese of Erie St. Michael Mercer

Farrell Area Farrell Upper Middle/High Mercer

Sharpsville Sharpsville Middle Mercer

Bethlehem Area Donegan Elementary Northampton

Bethlehem Area Farmersville Elementary Northampton

Bethlehem Area Freemansburg Elementary Northampton

Bethlehem Area Governor Wolf Northampton

Lehigh Valley Charter School for the Northampton

Performing Arts

Pen Argyl Plainfield Elementary Northampton

Milton Area James F. Baugher Elementary Northumberland

Milton Area Montandon Elementary Northumberland

Shamokin Area Shamokin Middle/Senior High Northumberland

Minersville Area Minersville Junior/Senior High Schuylkill

Schuylkill Haven Schuylkill Haven Elementary Schuylkill

Tamaqua Area Tamaqua Area Middle Schuylkill

Tamaqua Area Tamaqua Area Senior High Schuylkill

Selinsgrove Area Selinsgrove Elementary Snyder

Milton Area White Deer Elementary Union

Diocese of Erie St. Stephen's Venango

Warren County Warren Area High Warren

Avella Area Avella Junior/Senior High Washington

Burgettstown Area Burgettstown Elementary Center Washington

Burgettstown Area Burgettstown Middle/High Washington

Peters Township McMurray Elementary Washington

Washington Washington High Washington

Washington Washington Park Middle Washington

Diocese of

Greensburg Holy Trinity Westmoreland

Mount Pleasant Donegal Elementary Westmoreland

Mount Pleasant Ramsay Elementary Westmoreland

Mount Pleasant Rumbaugh Elementary Westmoreland

Mount Pleasant Norvelt Elementary Westmoreland

Penn Trafford Trafford Middle/Elementary Westmoreland

Spring Grove Area Spring Grove High York

For more information on the Highmark Healthy High 5 School Challenge grant program or instructions on how to apply, visit http://www.highmarkhealthyhigh5.org. Select "Grant Process for Schools" to download and complete the grant application.

About Highmark Healthy High 5

Highmark Healthy High 5 is a five-year, $100 million children's health promotion initiative of the Highmark Foundation. The mission of the initiative is to improve the health of children and adolescents ages 6-18 by providing them with the tools and practices needed to make informed decisions about living healthier lives. Highmark Healthy High 5 addresses five critical children's health promotion issues -- nutrition, physical activity, self-esteem, grieving, and bullying prevention -- by raising awareness, changing behavior through grants and programs, and providing resources to parents, schools and communities served by the Highmark Foundation. For more information, visit http://www.highmarkhealthyhigh5.org or call 1-800-789-1726.


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