Healthy Lifestyle Advocate Jared Suprises CCSD Contest Winners
On Wednesday, October 28, 2009, national celebrity and SUBWAY spokesperson Jared Fogle made surprise visits to two Charleston County School District (CCSD) schools to announce the grand prize winners of the company's contest.
The top entries were submitted by students at James Island Charter High School (JICHS) and St. Andrew’s School of Math & Science (SASMS). The winning poster and video submissions exemplify the students’ passion for choosing to lead a healthy and fit lifestyle at a young age. Each prize package included a $1,000 fitness grant for the recipient’s school and $1,000 in SUBWAY cash cards.
Fogle first arrived at JICHS and made an unexpected lunch delivery to ninth grade student Logan DiTullio, the high school winner of the poster division. Shortly after, Fogle then traveled to SASMS, where during a school-wide assembly about the importace of making wise nutrition and fitness decisions, he announced that third grade student Osbaldo Duarte had won the video competition.
SUBWAY restaurants in the Charleston area launched the SUBWAY FRESH FIT™ Video and Poster competition to bring awareness to the childhood obesity issue by rewarding youth for being physically active and making healthy food choices. The competition occurred throughout September and October, and students in elementary to high school were invited to participate. The contest was designed to spotlight the creative and fun ways youth can get exercise.
Runners up in the contest include Brandon DiTullio at JICHS; Hannah McDermett at Wando High School; Maddie Granger at Harborview Elementary School; and a group of fifth graders, Mayra Lomeli-Garcia, Joshua Bailey, DaeQwan Haynes, Destiny Roberts and Victoria Wrighten, at North Charleston Elementary School.
To participate in the competition, the students demonstrated how they stay healthy and fit by either drawing a picture or recording a 30- to 60-second video that was reviewed by a panel of local judges. Two individuals between the ages of 5-17 were chosen to be awarded a grand prize package valued at $2,000. In addition, four runners-ups will each receive a $100 SUBWAY cash card.