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Kids Heart Challenge Program at Washington

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Kids Heart Challenge Article

The 4th and 5th grade students at Washington were thrilled to participate in the Kids Heart Challenge program—formerly Jump Rope for Heart. During the last few weeks, they worked together to raise money for the American Heart Association. In PE class, Mr. Kippley taught the students how nutrition and being active can help us live longer, healthier lives.


This year we were excited to welcome the “Heart Heroes” to our school.  These characters shared important messages about keeping their heart healthy, building self-confidence and helping others.  Every student that registered to take the challenge received a glow-in-the-dark wristband as a symbol that they joined the Heart Heroes. Additional prizes were earned by students who reached their donation goals in the support of the American Heart Association.



The top three Heart Heroes were Kate Horn, Taylor Williams-Sparr, and Caitlin Brittan. They each got to give Mr. Kippley a whipped cream pie to the face.  There were 33 other students who were entered in to a drawing by collecting $5 or more for the American Heart Association and three were drawn to pie Mr. Kippley. These students were Bryce Williams, Samantha Newlon, and Owen Blystone.


This was a such a fun way for the kids to help others and learn about ways to live healthier lives. Thank you to all who donated and especially to Mr. Kippley for being such a good sport. The kids loved watching the whipped cream fly!