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Maryland Breakfast Challenge Kickoff Event

Last Updated on Sep 19, 2014 at 1:02pm | Public Information Office

Updated September 19, 2014
 
Garrett County Public School students from Crellin and Route 40 participated in the Maryland School Breakfast Challenge Kickoff event this morning at The Deep Creek 2014 ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships, in the Adventure Sports Center International (ASCI) complex in McHenry, Maryland. 
 
The two schools arrived at ASCI around 9:15 AM.  Deep Creek 2014 personnel guided the schools to the pavilion for breakfast.  The students ate breakfast, which was provided by the Garrett County School Food Service,  and met Eddy the Otter, Deep Creek 2014 mascot.  A short program followed the breakfast.  Students were then able to enjoy the events of the day, including cheering for the athletes during qualifying runs, and visiting the Whitewater Hall of Fame.  The students also visited the LEGO model of the ASCI whitewater course.
 
Below are a few pictures from the kickoff event.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
September 15, 2014
 
Garrett County Public School students from Crellin and Route 40 will be participating in a Maryland School Breakfast Challenge Kickoff event on Friday, September 19, 2014, at The Deep Creek 2014 ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships, in the Adventure Sports Center International (ASCI) complex in McHenry. 

To encourage participation in the School Breakfast Program, Maryland’s No Kid Hungry Campaign and members of Governor O’Malley’s Partnership to End Childhood Hunger, are sponsoring the 2014 Maryland School Breakfast Challenge.  This effort will serve as a call to action to all Maryland schools to enroll in the challenge, and proactively seek ways to increase student participation in the breakfast program. In 2014-15, the challenge for schools is to think creatively, access available financial and technical resources, and remind students that breakfast really is the most important meal of the day. The statewide goal is that at least 70% of students who depend on school lunch, also eat school breakfast.  For the Maryland School Breakfast Challenge, all schools in Garrett County have the opportunity, by the end of October, to enroll to increase their participation, and, in turn, qualify to receive awards and prizes.  Winners will be announced in March 2015.  There will be one winning school from each county showing the highest increase in breakfast participation from November 1 – January 31.

Schools reaching the 70% threshold in the 2013-2014 school year are being recognized as “Hall of Fame” schools.  In Garrett County, these schools are:  Accident, Broad Ford, Crellin, Friendsville, Grantsville, Route 40, Yough Glades, Northern Middle, and Southern Middle.  As a system, Garrett County is only one of 9 systems in the state being inducted into the “Hall of Fame” as a result of high breakfast participation rates.

As part of the Maryland Breakfast Challenge Kickoff, students from Crellin and Route Forty will be having breakfast at ASCI, along with invited guests. Crellin School was invited because the school had the highest breakfast participation rate in the county in 2013-14.  Route 40 is attending because the school has voluntarily done extra activities, like the Grab-and-Go breakfast, to increase breakfast participation.

The two schools will arrive at ASCI around 9:15 AM.  Deep Creek 2014 personnel will guide the schools to the pavilion for breakfast.  Students will eat breakfast, provided by the Garrett County School Food Service, followed by a short program.  Students will then be able to enjoy the events of the day, including cheering for the athletes during qualifying runs, and visiting the Whitewater Hall of Fame.  The students will also visit the LEGO model of the ASCI whitewater course.  The model was created by the Garrett County Public High School's For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST)  Robotics Competition (FRC) Team 1629.

The kickoff is made possible in part by a grant from Share Our Strength, along with Deep Creek 2014.