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Recess Rocks Video Contest: Kids Fight Obesity

Three schools and 13 kids across the U.S.A. have been named winners in the national Recess Rocks video contest for their ideas for combating childhood obesity. We’ve got the winning videos!

Fighting Childhood Obesity

The video contest, which ran from September 8 to November 30, invited kids and teens in grades 2 through 8 across the U.S. to submit a 2-minute video featuring a speech, song, dance or commercial that answers 2 questions: How do you feel about the childhood obesity problem? and What can you do about it?. The winners submitted videos that include some really great ideas about the problem of childhood obesity...check them out below!


Video Contest Winners

Group 1st Place: O'Neill Elementary, O'Neill, NE


Group 2nd Place: MacDonough School Video Production Club, Middletown, CT


Group 3rd Place: Cobblestone Elementary School, Rocklin, CA


Individual 1st Place: Daniel Schratz, Grade 5, Franklin, MA


Individual 1st Place: Jabulela Inyoni, Grade 7, Los Angeles, CA


Individual 1st Place: Natalie Ervolino, Grade 8, Dubuque, IA


Individual 2nd Place: Dustin Grant, Grade 4, Potsdam, NY


Individual 2nd Place: Alexa Overbay, Grade 7, Lincoln, CA


Individual 2nd Place: Emily Morrow, Grade 6, O'Neill, NE


Individual 3rd Place: Connor McCabe, Grade 5, Lisbon, CT


Individual 3rd Place: Henry Schreiber, Grade 6, Coatesville, PA


Individual 3rd Place: Drew Trembly, Grade 6, Valparaiso, NE


Recess Rocks!

The Recess Rocks program wants to keep kids moving all year round by increasing students’ activity levels and creating life-long healthy habits. Visit RecessRocks.com to learn more!

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bnz05
bnz05 posted in Friends:
Hii, i want to give advice to all of you about this subject. first of all, always trust your BFF. why?, it's because she/he is the one who makes you feel like a family and always be there with you. Second, always remember your BFF where ever you are. i got this idea from my bff whose not n the same school with me. 8 February was her birthday while i said happy birthday to her 2 day later (i know i'm the worst). i literally panicked and said sorry to her like a thousand times. while she said "it's okay, i'm glad someone in your school (because some of us transfers here at my new school too) remembers my birthday, maybe all of them already forget me" she answered (which i'm touched). and the last, never ever betray your BFF. like i said at the start, they are like your family and will do anything for you to be happy. so keep their trust too. and that's all from me, hope it's helpful. love ya [s:sm3/1jw1]
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esthery27
esthery27 posted in Friends:
I think you should just be yourself and be patient. You will find some eventually
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mococospartan
mococospartan posted in Friends:
"mococospartan" wrote:You see i am very POPULAR at school but the truth is im popular but dont have any true friends the end 
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mococospartan
mococospartan posted in Friends:
You see i am very POPULAR at school but the truth is im popular but dont have any true friends the end 
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bffeaea
bffeaea posted in Friends:
I don't know you and I'm not exactly sure how you act, but being friendly is definitely the way to go. Don't change yourself for ANYBODY. Especially someone who you don't need to impress. Speaking of impressing, don't try, do. If you are telling a story and that happens to impress them than that's great! But don't go out of your way to try to make yourself look awesome because I'm sure you already are. Be yourself. But the most important thug now you can do is not try to make a million friends. Because personally I would rather have one AWESOME friend than a million ok friends. I hope this helped. :)
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