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The Highmark Foundation Announces $1 Million School Challenge Program
Date:11/16/2007

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fitness education packets, and exercise equipment for the Spartan Body

Works program.

-- West Creek Hills Elementary School, East Pennsboro School District

(Cumberland County), was awarded $3,000 to purchase "Dance Dance

Revolution."

-- Edward Tracy Elementary School, Easton Area School District

(Northampton County), was awarded $3,000 to support the school's Tracy

Trackers program.

-- Ferndale Area Elementary School, Ferndale Area School District (Cambria

County), was awarded $3,000 to purchase the "Fit-Trail Fitness Center"

that will be built by families along a playground walking trail for

students K-6.

-- Northwestern Senior High School, Northwestern School District (Erie

County), was awarded $7,000 to support a personal physical fitness

center.

Schools are invited to apply for School Challenge grants by visiting the Highmark Healthy High 5 Web site at http://www.highmarkhealthyhigh5.org and clicking on "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 initiative of the Highmark Foundation aimed to reverse the current trends in children's health and to promote lifelong healthy habits in children throughout the 49 counties served by the Highmark Foundation. Highmark Healthy High 5 addresses five critical children's health issues, including nutrition, physical activity, self-esteem, grieving and bullying prevention -- through education, communications, volunteerism, grants and programming.


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