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Minnesota students honored

July 12, 2011

ANAHEIM, CA — Two Minnesota seventh-graders who created an elementary school lesson plan on good hand hygiene practices have received a national award and $5,000 for their school, according to a press release.

Fulda High School students Taylor Schettler and Siera Steiner were honored on July 11 at the annual leadership conference of the Family, Career and Community Loeaders of America (FCCLA) in Anaheim, receiving the Top Classroom Award from the "Healthy Schools, Healthy People: It''s a SNAP" program, the release stated.

According to the release, SNAP (School Network for Absenteeism Prevention) annually recognizes students who developed in-school education programs that teach the importance of everyday handwashing.

"The SNAP program honors student leaders who take the initiative to make their schools clean and healthy," said Nancy Bock, American Cleaning Institute (ACI) vice president of consumer education.

"The Fulda students creatively used education resources from ACI and the Mayo Clinic to develop lesson plans, teach elementary school students, start a handwashing pledge program and track absenteeism rates," Bock added.

SNAP is a joint project of the ACI and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the release noted.

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