MOUNT VERNON -- Knox County’s fourth grade physical education classes participated in the six-week Crunch Out program in the fall of 2019.
The program is supported by United Way of Knox County and takes place in each Elementary School in Knox County. Crunch Out teaches healthy habits and culminates in a “How I am Living Healthy” Essay contest.
Crunch Out is a United Way of Knox County Health initiative and is supported in partnership with the YMCA, Knox County Health Department, Knox Community Hospital, and Get Healthy Knox County.
The awards celebration was held on Saturday, Jan. 11 at the Ohio Eastern Star Home Gallagher Centre.
All of the winners received a certificate recognizing their achievement, a Live United t-shirt, two-day passes to the YMCA of Mount Vernon, and a bag of fun prizes donated by the Get Healthy Knox Coalition and the Knox County Health Department. In addition, the School winners received a 1-month Family Membership to the YMCA and extra 5-2-1-0 themed prizes from United Way.
The overall Knox County Crunch Out Essay Winner for the 2019-2020 school year is Regan Williams, 4th grader at Centerburg Elementary School. In addition to being recognized, she received a prize bag from United Way (which included 5-2-1-0 water bottle, Crunch Out t-shirt, and resistance band to use with her ball), a one-year Family Membership to the YMCA, and a Summer 2020 pass to Hiawatha Water Park.