MIDDLETOWN, Md. — On April 27, Middletown Middle School received a $10,000 check to improve youth fitness from Henkel Helps.
The program, in cooperation with the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, awarded one elementary, middle and high school with $10,000 each to enhance their current fitness offerings.
Middletown Middle School entered an essay contest and answered the question: “What Would Your School do with $10,000 to Improve Youth Fitness?”
The prize money will go toward replacing the school’s 60-year-old track, which is used by students, as well as many members of the community.
The school was selected as the winner by the public through online and text voting.
The check ceremony took place at a groundbreaking ceremony for the new track at the school.
The check presentation was led by Christy Kehlbeck, Parent Teacher Association president, and the orchestrator of the Middletown “Help Save Our Track” initiative.
Following the check presentation, the student essay contest winners, conducted by the PTA and the Middletown Middle School, were asked to read his and her entry.
For more information, go to www.HenkelHelps.com.