Courtesy Dairy Farmers of Washington
Moses Lake, Wash., student Jessica Williams was picked to represent the Dairy Farmers of Washington’s Fuel to Play 60 program at the Super Bowl in Minneapolis.
Jessica won the trip for her role in kicking off the healthy eating and physical activity program at Frontier Middle School. She is the only student in the nation to receive this recognition from the dairy community, according to the Dairy Farmers of Washington.
FUTP60 is sponsored by dairy farmers, the National Dairy Council, the NFL and USDA. Washington’s dairy commission and the Seattle Seahawks bring the program to 1,900 schools throughout the state. The program provides grants to buy nutrition and PE equipment.
Jessica is a FUTP60 leader. She organized kick ball tournaments, flag football leagues, community fun runs and healthy food tastings. She also worked with teachers to incorporate health education and physical activity in classrooms.
“Dairy farmers are proud to invest in our future leaders,” said Michelle Schilter, chairwoman of the Dairy Farmers of Washington board of directors. “Through this program, students learn the importance of being healthy and the importance of agriculture in our state. Jessica has shown great leadership and will represent the dairy community well at Super Bowl LII.”
Frontier Middle School hosted a send-off event to celebrate Jessica’s win. In addition to a trip and ticket to the game, she received team gear from the Seahawks and the Dairy Farmers of Washington. Jessica will participate in activities and clinics leading up to the game.