Piscataquis schools earn Healthier US School Challenge awards

Piscataquis Community Elementary School earns the Healthier U.S. School Challenge award.

Piscataquis Community Elementary School earns the Healthier U.S. School Challenge award.

A Healthier US School Challenge award ceremony is scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 24, at Greenville Consolidated School, representing School Union 60. Former Nickerson Elementary School and Greenville Middle/High School both achieved the Bronze level award. Stephanie Stambach from Maine DOE will be presenting the awards.

Two Healthier US School Challenge award ceremonies are being held on Friday, Jan. 25, at Piscataquis Community Elementary School and Piscataquis Community Secondary School, representing RSU 80/MSAD 4. Both schools achieved the Bronze level award.

Piscataquis Community Secondary School is the first high school in Maine to achieve this prestigious award. Walter Beesley and Stephanie Stambach from the Maine DOE will be presenting the awards.

Nationally, only 4 percent of schools across the U.S. have achieved the Healthier US School Challenge Award, which involves a rigorous application process with specific criteria surrounding school meals and nutrition and physical education. Each school will receive a stipend and will be presented with certificates, plaques and a banner to display in their cafeterias.

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