28 Michigan Schools Recognized for Centering Child and Youth Health in 2020-21 School Year

LANSING, Mich. (WILX) – The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) is recognizing 28 Michigan schools for encouraging healthy eating, physical activity habits and tobacco-free lifestyles, and for having impacted over 14,000 students during the 2020-2021 school year.

“Schools recognized today have risen to the challenge of going above and beyond to meet the critical health needs of growing children and youth through opportunities to participate in physical activity, meals and nutritious school snacks and in-person and remote nutrition and health education,” said Dr. Joneigh Khaldun, Medical Director and Deputy Director of Health at MDHHS.

Schools that have successfully engaged schools across the state in creating healthy environments by creating school wellness teams, completing healthy school action tools, and implementing sustainable policies and environmental changes are rewarded with the high-level Gold award.

The winners of this year’s School Wellness Awards are:


  • Almont College, Almont
  • Auburn Elementary School, Auburn Hills
  • Brookside Elementary School, Big Rapids
  • David Ellis Academy, Detroit
  • Dudley STEM, Battle Creek
  • East Leroy Elementary School, East Leroy
  • Fremont International Academy, Battle Creek
  • Highland Pines School, Caro
  • Jesse L. Anderson Elementary School, Trenton
  • John D. Pierce Middle School, Waterford
  • Lamora Park School, Battle Creek
  • Pennfield North School, Battle Creek
  • Pennfield Purdy School, Battle Creek
  • Post Franklin Elementary School, Battle Creek
  • Paul Robeson Malcolm X Academy, Detroit
  • Valley View Elementary School, Battle Creek
  • Vassar High School, Vassar


  • Ann J. Kellogg School, Battle Creek
  • Bentley College, Burton
  • Boyne City High School, Boyne City
  • Galesburg-Augusta College, Augusta
  • Grass Lake Middle School, Grass Lake
  • Marquette Elementary School, Detroit
  • J. DeJonge Secondary School, Ludington
  • Charles Borromeo Catholic School, Coldwater
  • Swan Valley Middle School, Saginaw
  • Vista Charter Academy, Wyoming


  • Henry Ford II High School, Sterling Heights

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