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Blue Cross And Blue Shield Of Alabama’s School Grant Program Awards Over $249,000 In Grants To Address Childhood Obesity

April 21, 2014

BIRMINGHAM – In our commitment to help prevent childhood obesity, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama’s school grant program is awarding $249,513 in grants to 28 schools statewide for the 2014-2015 school year. The grants are for the implementation of school-based health and wellness programs, emphasizing increased exercise, nutrition education and parental involvement during the school year.  Each school is receiving a grant up to $10,000. 

Congratulations to the following schools receiving grants for the 2014-2015 school year:

 Advent Episcopal School        Birmingham    Jefferson County
 Akron Community School   Akron  Hale County
 Arcadia Elementary    Tuscaloosa  Tuscaloosa County
 Auburn Early Education                               Auburn  Lee County
 Blossomwood Elementary    Huntsville   Madison County
 Brillant Elementary          Brilliant    Marion County
 Brocks Gap Intermediate  Hoover  Jefferson County
 Brooks Elementary  Killen  Louderdale County
 Catoma Elementary      Montgomery  Montgomery County
 Centre Elementary                                       Centre   Cherokee County
 Clanton Elementary    Clanton  Chilton County
 Crestmont Elementary   Northport   Tuscaloosa County
 George Washington Carver     Tuskegee   Macon County
 Hemphill Elementary    Birmingham    Jefferson County
 Homewood Middle     Homewood   Jefferson County
 Huntington Place                                              Tuscaloosa  Tuscaloosa County
 Ladonia Elementary    Phoenix City  Russell County
 Margaret Yarbrough Elementary   Auburn   Lee County
 Rucker Blvd Elementary                                 Enterprise  Coffee County
 Red Bay High                                                       Red Bay                                 Franklin County
 Salem Elementary   Selma     Dallas County
 Sansom Elementary                                         Sansom  Geneva County
 Steele Jr. High                                                    Steele   St. Clair County
 Taylor White Elementary  Mobile  Mobile County
 Thompson  Intermediate   Alabaster  Shelby County
 Tuscaloosa Magnet                                          Tuscaloosa                           Tuscaloosa County
 Valley Elementary  Pelham  Shelby County
 Vaughn Road Elementary                              Montgomery  Montgomery County 

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