Jan, 23, 2017
Fifteen Emma C. Chase Elementary School students joined hundreds of other students from the Capital Region at a forum to plan strategies in the Fuel Up to Play 60 program held at the Afrim's Sports Dome in Latham.
These students, Fuel Up to Play 60 student ambassadors,
attended the event:
Grade 4: Morris Germann, Alexandra Cushing, Savannah Cabrera, Kalene Harris, Krystian Tudruj, Eoin Smith, William Cooper, Neha Chetiyaar, and Adon Natale
Grade 5: Anthony Belgiovene, Shealey Hughes, Luke Baum, Brendan McDonald, Destanie Morris, and Sam Poindexter
Chase Elementary is a Touchdown School for the fourth year in the Fuel Up to Play 60 program.
Student attendees were taught strategies to enhance academic performance, increase access to school meals, and learned physical activities to improve the mind-body learning connection. The kids learned about good nutrition and the importance of being active as they rotated between four stations set up in the dome for football, dancing, obstacle courses and of course – selfies.
They also heard from retired National Football League player Tony Richardson during the event. Mr. Richardson selected Chase students to be the official judges in the forum’s smoothie contest.
Following lunch, students met with a representative from the National Dairy Council to learn about how milk gets from the cow to the farm to the store.
Emma C. Chase Elementary School has been a Fuel Up to
Play 60 touchdown school for 4 years. Being an ambassador
means leading healthy changes in your school and encouraging
others to stay healthy and active! For more information
about the program, visit
the Fuel Up to Play 60 website here.