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The Highmark Foundation recently awarded $74,000 in the form of 16 grants to schools in West Virginia through its “Creating a Healthy School Environment” program that aim at helping schools create innovative, healthy programs during the academic year.

The grants range from $2,500 to $5,000 a piece for kindergarten through 12th-grade schools for activities such as: bullying prevention, child injury prevention, healthy eating, child injury prevention, physical and environmental health and physical activity.

“Since a large portion of a child's day is spent in school, the school environment is regarded as one of the most effective settings to promote health and wellness,” said Highmark Foundation President Yvonne Cook. “These grants support schools who are diligently working to help children develop healthy behaviors.”

The schools set to receive grants include: Bruceton School, Cedar Grove Elementary School, Cedar Grove Middle School, Conner Street Elementary, Edison Middle School, Grandview Elementary, Kenna Elementary, Hamlin PK-8 School, Moorefield High School, Moundsville Middle School, Parkersburg Catholic Schools, St. Paul's School, West Liberty Elementary, Wheeling Country Day School and Wood County Christian School.

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