Pride Elementary Receives Grant

            A local elementary school is getting a grant that will target making their students a little healthier.
            Pride Elementary School is the recipient of almost nine thousand dollars, thanks to the Owensboro Health Community Benefit Wellness Grant.
            The grant is intended to increase access to fresh fruits and vegetables for grades K through Five, provide nutritional and fitness education, open Family Wellness Nights to all families and offer a year-long activity-based fitness program.
            This is the third year in a row for Pride to have funding from this grand and they received 2,550 more than in last year’s grant.

Owensboro Health Board Chairwoman Deborah Nunley, from left, presents a $8,850 Community Benefit Wellness Grant to Pride Elementary School to teacher Kelly Gates, Principal Kristy Saint, former Principal Cristy Tomes and teacher Christy Lynn. The grant will be used to increase student access to fruits and vegetables, provide nutritional and fitness education, offer Family Wellness Nights, and operate a year-long fitness program using Sqord wristbands. This is the third consecutive year the school has been selected for the grant.