Ashburn, VA (October 13, 2016) – Cameron Rico, a sixth-grader at Lunsford Middle School, became the first Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) student to be selected as a Fuel Up to Play 60 State Ambassador.
Fuel Up to Play 60 is the nation’s largest in-school wellness program. Sponsored by the National Dairy Council and the National Football League, the program encourages students to practice good nutrition, get 60 minutes of exercise each day and lead efforts to make their schools healthier.
Students’ progress to various achievement levels while participating in the program at their schools. To become an Ambassador, a student must attain the highest level – level 4 – and have earned at least 45,000 program points. Students must be at least 11 years old and entering the sixth grade at the time of participation.
Cameron, who was a fifth-grader at Hutchison Farm Elementary at the time she entered the competition, is now a sixth-grader at J. Michael Lunsford Middle School. She received an all-expenses paid trip to West Lafayette, Indiana, for the Leadership Summit of state ambassadors. As part of the summit, Cameron visited both Purdue University and the Indianapolis Colts’ training facility.
Cameron’s nominating teacher is Michael Lansdowne of Hutchison Farm Elementary.