2 students chosen as ambassadors at Fuel Up to Play 60 program
Published 11:45 pm Friday, May 23, 2014
Two Garyville-Mt. Airy Math and Science Magnet School students have been chosen to represent the Fuel Up to Play 60 program as state and national ambassadors.
The school is the only one in the state to have a state and national ambassador.
Heaven Mamou, an eighth-grader, is one of only five students chosen nationwide to be a 2014-15 Fuel Up to Play 60 National Ambassador.
Mamou was a 2013 State Ambassador. To achieve national status, Mamou had to demonstrate leadership in Fuel Up to Play 60 campaigns and plays, promote healthy behaviors at her school, demonstrate excellent communication and leadership skills, encourage other students to join Fuel Up to Play 60, team up with the school program advisor to promote the program, demonstrate passion, excitement and leadership about the program and earn the required number of program points.
As a national ambassador, Mamou will lead a huddle of 20 to 30 students at the Fuel Up to Play 60 summit this summer in Arlington, Texas. During the five-day summit, Mamou will be responsible for conducting workshops on the 2014 Fuel Up to Play 60 campaigns and plays for elementary and high school students throughout the nation.
Lauryn Scott, also an eighth-grader, has been chosen as a 2014-15 Fuel Up to Play 60 student ambassador for Louisiana.
To achieve this accomplishment, Scott had to earn the required number of points by promoting healthy behaviors and fitness programs at her school, lead Fuel Up to Play 60 campaigns and plays at her school, be a great communicator, team up with the school program advisor to promote the program, encourage other students to join Fuel Up to Play 60 and demonstrate passion, excitement and leadership in the program.
Scott will represent Louisiana at the summit this summer in Arlington.
These students have worked along with their school advisor Debbie Perkins, who was named a 2013 State Program Advisor, to create awareness at GMMS of the importance of healthy living and how to take charge of personal health and fitness.
This has led to Garyville-Mt. Airy Math and Science Magnet School being named a Fuel Up to Play 60 Touchdown School for the second year in a row.