Local school administrators to meet with first lady

FROM STAFF REPORTS

Several Shelby County School System administrators will have the chance to meet with First Lady Michelle Obama today.

Assistant Superintendent Tom Ferguson, Child Nutrition Program Coordinator Maureen Alexander, Vincent Elementary principal Beverly Miller, Child Nutrition Program Area Manager Betty Ingram and Child Nutrition Program Manager Loretta Bunn, who works at Thompson Intermediate School, all made the trip to Brock Elementary School in Slidell, La.

According to a Shelby County Schools press release, Obama is making the visit to promote her Let’s Move! campaign against childhood obesity.

Brock Elementary School is part of the St. Tammany Parish school district, which has been recognized for having 25 schools earn the Gold Award of Distinction through the HealthierUS School Challenge program of the United States Department of Agriculture.

The Shelby County school district also has 20 schools honored with the Gold Award of Distinction.

Together, the two districts have 45 of the 59 schools nationwide to be honored with the Gold Award of Distinction.

Obama will recognize school food service programs honored through the HealthierUS project.