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Nc Steppers From North Central LSD Win Health Action Council’s Step-it-up Challenge

Team walks away with $1,500 for their school district

Cleveland, Ohio -- NC Steppers from North Central LSD are the winners of the 2021 Fall Healthy Kids Step-it -Up Challenge, with a total score of 411,502, averaging 29,393 steps during challenge.  NC Steppers won $1,500 for their district.  The Winners of the challenge (Top stepper and 6 districts) will be presented with checks and recognized for their hard work at the OHSAA Board Meeting on December 2nd, and the team and superintendents of the winning districts will be recognized on the field before the football game on Thursday, December 2nd at 7:00pm at the Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium in Canton. 

The Fall Step-It-Up Challenge consisted of 44 teams and 405 participants.  Health Action Council and Ohio High School Athletic Association joined forces to engage students and their families, school leaders, teachers, coaches and communities in promoting improved health and wellness. 

Six district winners won $1,000 for their school district.  The winners were:  Pirates from Bluffton Exempted Village Schools, Horizon Cleveland Middle from Horizon Science Academy, Fort Frye from Fort Frye Local School District, Dublin Jerome Celtics from Dublin Jerome High School, NELSD from Northeastern Local School District, and Buckeyes from Nelsonville-York City Schools.

Mini challenge winners included:  Megan Lang from Fort Frye, who logged in an impressive 10,000 steps, winning a $10 Starbucks Gift Card; Brandon Blazer from NELSD, who accumulated 70 active daily minutes, winning a $10 Apple Gift Card; Riley Irwin from Liberty Benton-Action Team posted a creative way to get steps on Facebook, winning a Fitbit Charge 4; Heide Steiner from Pirates totaled 11,000 steps, winning a $10 Starbucks Gift Card;  Danielle Frank from Zanesville City Schools won a Fitbit Charge 4 for a Facebook Post with her students; Randy Slack Dublin Jerome Celtics won a $10 Dick’s Sporting Goods Gift card for an overwhelming 12,000 steps; and Bethany Stipp won a $10 Panera Gift card for achieving 13,000 daily steps.
“Our goal is to encourage and promote childhood preventable disease vaccinations, increase annual well-child visits, keep kids active and enhance health literacy,” said Patty Starr, President & CEO of Health Action Council.  “It was fantastic to see the teachers engage students to get involved, leading by example.” 

About Health Action Council
Health Action Council is a not-for-profit 501©(6) organization representing mid and large-size employers that enhances human and economic health through thought leadership, innovative services, and collaboration. It provides value to its members by facilitating projects that improve the quality and moderate the cost of healthcare purchased by its members for their employees, dependents, and retirees.
Health Action Council also collaborates with key stakeholders - health plans, physicians, hospitals, and the pharmaceutical industry - to improve the quality and efficiency of healthcare in the community.

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