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Congratulations to all Healthy Schools, Healthy People, It’s a SNAP! National Award Recipients! Click the images below to learn more about our awardees and the great projects they completed about the importance of keeping hands clean.

McBride High School Students
2016 National Award Recipient: McBride High School (Long Beach, CA)
Project Summary


Fulda High School 2015
2015 National: Fulda High School (Fulda, MN)
Project Summary

Dorsett Shoals Elementary 2014
2014: Dorsett Shoals Elementary School (Douglasville, Georgia)

The PE Teacher and School Nurse collaborated with their "Two Thumbs Up for Healthy Hands" campaign to get the entire school washing their hands with morning announcements, school assembly, a science experiment and fall festival activities.

Litchfield Team 2013
2013: Litchfield Senior High FCCLA Chapter (Litchfield MN)

Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) members Ali McGraw, Kalley Spreiter and Abby Roediger, all sophomores at Litchfield High School (Litchfield, MN) earned the 2013 national award for their handwashing campaign "Germs don't scare us - we wash them away!" which included a video, lesson plans, posters and survey.

Diamond View-2012
2012: Diamond View Middle School Drama Club & Lassen County Health Department (Susanville, CA)
Members of the drama club at Diamond View School created a comedic skit called "Jeremy Germ and the Germinators" as part of an after-school project with the local Public Health Department to spread handwashing messages throughout the school and the community.
2011 Fulda Chapter
2011: Fulda FCCLA Chapter
(Fulda, MN)

Fulda FCCLA 7th graders created a lesson plan for the younger grades and a play for the older students then taught handwashing to all the k-6 students at their neighboring elementary school.
2010 Forsyth High School(Forsyth, Montana)
2010: Forsyth High School
Forsyth, Montana)

Forsyth FCCLA 9th graders created Operation Germ destruction and teamed up with the local health department, newspaper and the entire school community to create awareness about proper hand washing and gave multiple presentations.
2009 All Saints Regional Catholic School (Manahawkin, NJ)
2009: All Saints Regional Catholic School (Manahawkin, NJ)
Team Bubble Trouble conducted experiments and charted change in handwashing behavior when hand sanitizer stations were provided in the lunchroom.
2008: Sampson G. Smith School (Somerset, NJ)
2008: Sampson G. Smith School (Somerset, NJ)
Smith 5th graders had a poem contest and created a video of the entire class singing and dancing to the Handwashing Rap.
2007 award winners
2007: DeLaura Middle School
(Satellite Beach,FL)

Ms. Dery’s class created an entertaining and educational video that promoted personal hygiene through handwashing.
2006: Altoona Middle Schools
2006: Altoona Middle School
(Altoona, WI)

The sixth grade English class scripted and taped a hand washing video to use on their close circuit TV to teach their peers about the spread of germs and proper hand washing.
2005: Ralston Middle School (Belmont, CA)
2005: Ralston Middle School (Belmont, CA)
With the help of a professional television studio, students created the Water and Soap Help! (W.A.S.H.) infomercial on the importance of hand hygiene.
2004: Crownover Middle School (Corinth, TX)
2004: Crownover Middle School (Corinth, TX)
The team of science, math, art, theater, technology and skills for living teachers developed school-wide goals and reached beyond the classroom to the PTA, administration and custodial services. Read more.
2003: Goodrich Middle School (Lincoln, NE)
2003: Goodrich Middle School (Lincoln, NE)
The science students educated a lot of other kids—and many adults. They developed materials targeted to different audiences and translated them into other languages.
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