Mississippi school recognized for healthy initiatives

Recognition brings BCBS Foundation grant to enhance wellness programs

Originally published Jan. 30, 2019 by WLOX TV.

A Gulf Coast school has been honored for its commitment to healthy initiatives.

For the fifth year in a row, the Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi Foundation has offered Mississippi schools the opportunity to win up to $50,000 in grant funding through the Healthy School Awards.

Poplarville Lower Elementary School was named “The Healthiest School in Mississippi,” winning $50,000 to enhance its wellness programs. Poplarville Lower Elementary School was also named a “Healthy School” in 2018. Read More