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From Laggers to Leaders

Christopher Washington,   George Westinghouse High School
Student Leadership
From Laggers to Leaders
High school students don't seem to have enough time to do anything but school work and then social media. Not too many were interested in getting healthy. There was a detention class I had for some students who were consistently late. I showed them the Fuel Up to Play 60 website and told them about the program. They reluctantly started. However, when they continued they started having fun and came up with some great ideas to get our school eating healthy and doing more physical activity. So, these students who started out as laggers are up and running as leaders in Fuel Up to Play 60.

How did you accomplish your goals?

Once they started on Fuel Up to Play 60, the leaders just emerged.

What challenges did you face and how did you overcome them?

Getting them to start. They liked the challenge and liked having fun with it.

How do you plan to make this Play last during the school year and beyond?

The student leaders are planning activities and reaching out to get more students to try the program.