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Hall School District receives wellness award
The Hall County School District earned a state wellness award earlier this month. From left are Tom Adam, Spout Springs physical education instructor and National Alliance ambassador; Gordon Higgins, Hall County School District director of community relations; Jake Weiers, Hall County wellness facilitator; and Steve McDaniel, Hall County director of student services.

The Hall County School District received the “All-Star School District Award,” one of three state school district awards presented at the 2016 Inaugural Healthy Georgia Awards at the College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta earlier this month. 

“We have come a long way over the past six years,” said Jake Weiers, wellness facilitator for Hall County’s schools. “This award is a reflection of our champions, a true district award. I am so proud to be associated with Hall County, and all the wonderful people that I work with.”

The Healthy Georgia Awards were presented in three categories: nonprofits, business/community and school districts. In addition, within each category, three awards — Innovation, All-Star and Legacy — were presented to recognize specific levels of achievement.

Innovation Award winners are revolutionaries and groundbreakers who achieve impact through creative thought and outside the box action.

All-Star Award winners recognize the acclaimed organizations working at forefront of Georgia’s health and wellness movement.

The Legacy Award celebrates people of enduring impact whose robust efforts have helped to shape the landscape of health, nutrition and safety in Georgia. 

The other two school district award winners were Atlanta Public Schools, which was selected as the Innovation Award winner, and Carrollton City Schools, which was honored as the Legacy Award winner.

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