Clark County schools earn national award

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A total of 14 Clark County schools from three districts received national awards for improving the health and nutrition of their students.

The HealthierUS School Challenge (HUSSC) presented $500 awards to schools from the Battle Ground, Camas and Hockinson districts, the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction announced this week.

HUSSC recognized 21 Washington schools for improving the nutritional quality of the foods they served and providing students with nutritional and physical education and opportunities for physical activity.

Four levels of awards were given — bronze ($500), silver ($1,000), gold ($1,500) and gold of distinction ($2,000).

Seven Battle Ground primary schools received bronze awards. They were Captain Strong, Daybreak, Glenwood Heights, Maple Grove, Pleasant Valley, Tukes Valley and Yacolt primary schools.

Five Camas elementary schools earned bronze awards. They were Dorothy Fox, Grass Valley, Helen Baller, La Camas Heights and

Prune Hill elementary schools.

Two Hockinson schools took home bronze awards. They were Hockinson Intermediate School and Hockinson Primary School.

Four schools from the Highline School District in Burien in King County received silver awards. Three schools from the Marysville School District in Snohomish County joined the Clark County schools in receiving bronze.