On Wednesday, October 5th, about 440 people walked locally in honor of National Walk To School day which is designed to promote safe routes to school and healthier children.

Local participants included WIC students from kindergarten through 5th grade, WIC Schools staff including WIC Superintendent Chris Thomson, WIC Principal Carol Brunswick & WIC Wellness Coordinator Denise Maloney and members of the NHS Family.

NHS's participation showed the continued support it gives to the communities it serves including our very important schools and its children.

"Our students and staff walked together to further share our commitment to building healthy children, both physically and academically. This was also a celebratory walk to kick-off our grant we received from BC/BS to further immerse our district in health and wellness activities and to launch another year of participating in the "Fuel UP To Play 60' program, sponsored by the NFL and the Dairy Council. Last year we had great success with our 'FUTP60' program which culminated with our winning the Michigan State award and receiving a visit from the Detroit Lions and the Dairy Council." -Denise Maloney, WIC Wellness Coordinator

Left to right: Karin Westphal, NHS, Mary Robinson, NHS, Linda St. Arnauld, BC/BS Representative, Lois Heikkila, NHS, Carol Brunswick, WIC Schools and Denise Maloney, WIC Schools.