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Monroe wins 'Million Pound Challenge'
Kari Jordan and McKenzie Hesgard represented Monroe school district to accept the "Million Pound Challenge" award for being the top school for kindergarten through 12th grade in the state. Jordan and Hesgard received the award from Dan Stein, president/CEO of Second Food Harvest in Madison. (Photo supplied)
MONROE - The Monroe school district was recently named the top school in the "Million Pound Challenge" for kindergarten through 12th grade in the state and was awarded a first place plaque honoring the top school. For every reported exercise hour 10 pounds of food, up to 1 million, is donated to the designated hunger-relief organization, Green County Food Pantry Inc. Both students and staff participated in this community project through physical education classes and a staff wellness initiative.