Enumclaw High School students earned their school $5,000 by clinching the second place award in a video contest by LifeWise Health Plan of Washington promoting healthy living.
According to the Enumclaw School District's Facebook page, the students responsible for the video are a part of Raeann Webb's Independent Living classes.
The winning entry came from Lake Washington High School in Kirkland, according to a company press release. They took the $7,000 prize.
The Hunt 4 Health contest asked King and Snohomish county high school students to create an original video that answered the question: “What do you and your friends do to stay healthy and active?” The goal of the contest was to encourage teens to play an active role in their own health and give schools the tools to help improve their nutrition and physical activity programs. Achieving this goal is more important than ever because according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 25 percent of Washington youth are overweight, putting them at high risk of diabetes, heart disease, cancer and asthma.
“LifeWise really enjoyed launching this contest with Treeswing,” said Jeff Roe, LifeWise president and CEO. “Supporting our members in their choices to live healthier and more active lives is a big part of what we do at LifeWise, so we were excited to work with local schools to raise awareness of healthy choices.”
Students at Auburn High School took third place along with $3,000. Students from all three schools who participated in the contest also earned Visa gift cards and fitness goodie bags.
LifeWise and Treeswing announced the top ten finalists from Roosevelt (Seattle), Lake Washington (Kirkland), Nova (Seattle), Enumclaw, Auburn, West Seattle and Cascade (Everett) High Schools last December. Public voting ran through the month of January.
To view the EHS entry, click here.