Live Better, the Archbold-led community health initiative focused on improving the health of citizens in Thomas County, held a Fan Challenge Friday night at the Thomasville versus Thomas County Central rivalry football game. Elementary students from both school systems competed against each other in a relay race comprised of physical challenges during halftime.
Students competing for Thomasville City Schools included Karter Walker (Harper Elementary), Brianna Freeman (Harper Elementary), Anthony Hill (Scott Elementary), Ma-Layzha Wolfe (Scott Elementary), Taylor Mitchell (Jerger Elementary) and Kaser Fiveash (Jerger Elementary).
Students competing for Thomas County Schools included Grayson Whatley (Cross Creek Elementary), Eric Love (Cross Creek Elementary), Kristina Walker (Cross Creek Elementary), Jaslynn Reese (Garrison-Pilcher Elementary), Daniel Thompson (Garrison-Pilcher Elementary) and Davis McKenzie (Hand in Hand Primary School).
The Thomasville City Schools team completed the relay first, and they were named Live Better Fan Challenge champions.
“Thomas County Schools and Thomasville City Schools are a big part of Live Better, making a commitment to help our children, 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 has planned for our K-5 students. We have worked with both school systems to further incorporate nutrition into the K-5 curriculum to hardwire the importance of establishing and maintaining healthy lifestyles at a young age. We’re very grateful to both school systems for understanding the importance of making our community a healthier place through their active roles in Live Better, and the leadership of superintendents Kornegay and Reichert on our Live Better advisory board.”