FWCS students recognized for nutrition knowledge - March 18, 2011

Record Number: 7319
Displayed from: Mar 18, 2011 , until: May 18, 2011

Nine Fort Wayne Community Schools students have been recognized for writing about their favorite school lunch. FWCS' Nutrition Services Department challenged students in kindergarten through fifth-grade to write an essay on their favorite meal served by Nutrition Services. Bikes donated by McCain Foods will be given to the K-2nd grade winner and the 3rd-5th grade winner. Seven honorable mention winners will each receive a $10 gift card to Barnes & Noble. The first place winners are Sabrina Rayl, a second-grade student at Holland Elementary, and Lamouje Thomas, a fourth-grade student at Indian Village Elementary. Lamouje will receive his bike during lunch (12:30 p.m.) at Indian Village, 3835 Wenonah Lane, on Monday, March 21. Sabrina will receive her bike during lunch (12:05 p.m.) at Holland, 7000 Red Haw Drive, Thursday, March 24. Honorable mention winners are: Isabel Alfaro, kindergarten, Bunche; Kendall Mowery, first grade, Washington Center; Neely Shuherk, second grade, Brentwood; Abigail Moher, second grade, St. Joseph Central; Daniel Gaspar, fourth grade, Study; Camden Lytle, fifth grade, Brentwood; Dejah Lowery, fifth grade, Northcrest.

With nearly 30,000 students, Fort Wayne Community Schools is one of the largest school districts in Indiana. FWCS proudly allows families to choose any of its 50 schools through its successful school-choice program creating diversity in each school, including some with more than 75 languages spoken. FWCS offers seven magnet schools focusing on areas such as science and math, communication, fine arts or Montessori at the elementary and middle school level. In high school, students can choose from the prestigious International Baccalaureate program, Project Lead the Way or New Tech Academy as well as other rigorous academic and specialty training programs.