School bulletin: Grants to fight childhood obesity available

GBHS student chosen for all-American band
By: Sena Christian, The Press Tribune
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Grants to fight childhood obesity available

UnitedHealthcare and Youth Service America are inviting schools in northern California to "Step into Service" by applying for UnitedHealth HEROS grants, a wellness initiative designed to encourage young people to create and implement walking, running or hiking programs aimed at fighting childhood obesity. Grants up to $1,000 will be awarded to youth-led programs that include an activity element, in which kids count their steps, and a service component. UnitedHealth HEROES activities will begin on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service on Jan. 21, and end on Global Youth Service Day from April 26-28. The application deadline is Monday, Oct. 15. Visit

GBHS student chosen for all-American band

Granite Bay High School senior Scott Downs was recently selected for the 2013 U.S. Army All-American Marching Band. More than 1,300 applications from 47 states were submitted and only 125 members (101 musicians and 24 color guard) were selected for the band. Downs plays euphonium. Downs will travel to San Antonio this winter to learn a field show to perform during halftime of the U.S. Army All-American Bowl in January.

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