From Press Reports
Students at Eupora Elementary Elementary were rewarded with a fun SuperKids field day by the American Lung Association after raising over $1,700 to support the organization.
During this fun spring field day, students participated in games such as relays, potato sack races and a tug-o-war competition.
“Through SuperKids, students learn the importance of taking care of their lungs and supporting projects that help people in their community,” said Amy Ellis, director of health promotions for the American Lung Association. “The donations raised by these students will help to continue vital lung disease programs and research.”
SuperKids is a tobacco education program put on every year by the Lung Association that includes a tobacco educational talk before the field day where students are given the opportunity to collect donations to support lung health in Mississippi. Incentive prizes are awarded to students raising at least $20.
Sammie Bowie collected the most money overall and was recognized as the “Top SuperKid,” receiving the grand prize. The American Lung Association thanks these hard-working students, school staff and the community for supporting their efforts.