Live Better, the Archbold-led community health initiative focused on improving the health of citizens in Thomas County, held the Live Better Fan Challenge at the Thomasville/Thomas County Central rivalry football game. Twenty-four elementary students from both school systems competed against each other in a relay race comprised of physical challenges before the game.
The Thomasville City Schools team completed the relay first, and they were named Live Better Fan Challenge champions.
Students competing for Thomasville City Schools included Justyce Cole (Harper Elementary), Kayden Davis (Harper Elementary), Kh’Myah Underwood (Harper Elementary), Ahmad Johnson (Harper Elementary), Daylen Edwards (Scott Elementary), JaKari Williams (Scott Elementary), Leah Garland (Scott Elementary), Lanier “LJ” Smiley (Scott Elementary), Gina Morabito (Jerger Elementary), Markese Futch (Jerger Elementary), Camden Rodriguez (Jerger Elementary) and Jaden Crews (Jerger Elementary).
Students competing for Thomas County Schools included Ava Ramey (Thomas County Middle School), Cooper Chastain (Thomas County Middle School), Alexis Frysz (Cross Creek Elementary), Hudson Williams (Cross Creek Elementary), Keya Patel (Cross Creek Elementary, Jake Jones (Cross Creek Elementary), Rhimiya Turner (Garrison-Pilcher Elementary), Annde McKenzie (Garrison-Pilcher Elementary), Charles Duplantis (Garrison-Pilcher Elementary), Davis McKenzie (Garrison-Pilcher Elementary), Zayla Bryant (Hand in Hand Primary School) and Ethan Thompson (Hand in Hand Primary School).
“Thomasville City Schools and Thomas County Schools are a big part of Live Better, as they’ve made a commitment to educate children on healthy lifestyle choices as well as the community at large,” said Mark Lowe, vice president of planning and marketing at Archbold. “The Live Better Fan Challenge kicks off a new year of curriculum and activities that Live Better and school staff planned for our K-5 students. This year, we’ve worked with both school systems to even further incorporate nutrition into the K-5 curriculum to help establish and maintain healthy lifestyles as we also try to reach our annual measurable goals. We’re very grateful to both school systems for their strong engagement and understanding the importance of making our community a healthier place, and the outstanding leadership of superintendents Williams and Reichert on our Live Better advisory board.”