Quantcast

Vineland Middle School awarded $10,000 in statewide challenge co - KOAA.com | Continuous News | Colorado Springs and Pueblo

Vineland Middle School awarded $10,000 in statewide challenge competition

Posted: Updated:
Vineland Middle School awarded $10,000 for efforts in Project What's Next. Vineland Middle School awarded $10,000 for efforts in Project What's Next.
Group photo at Vineland Middle School ceremony. Group photo at Vineland Middle School ceremony.
PUEBLO -

Students and staff at Vineland Middle School in Pueblo's District 70 were awarded $10,000 Monday as part of a challenge to place personal goals as a bigger priority in their lives than marijuana use.

The Protect What's Next Challenge is an extension of the state's youth marijuana prevention program. Vineland Middle School won the category for schools with 250-499 students.

Students submitted challenges showing better alternatives in life, such as helping others, sending positive messages or simply taking part in fun activities with fellow students.

The winners were chosen based on the number of challenges submitted compared to the number of students on campus. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment reports Vineland students had a 460% participation rate.

"The goal of the challenge was to inspire Colorado youth to be confident in themselves and their choices, and to remind them of what it feels like to accomplish something you set your mind to," said Dr. Larry Wolk, department executive director and chief medical officer. "It was gratifying to see how many schools and students decided to take on the challenge."

Vineland plans on using the award money to purchase outdoor exercise equipment for students, staff and the community. 

More information: Protect What's Next
 

Top Trending Videos

WEATHER
Drive the Doppler
  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Palmer Lake residents on edge after cyclist homicide

    Palmer Lake residents on edge after cyclist homicide

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 1:02 AM EDT2017-09-19 05:02:18 GMT
    Palmer Lake community responds to the homicide of missing cyclist Tim Watkins. (KOAA)Palmer Lake community responds to the homicide of missing cyclist Tim Watkins. (KOAA)

    The death of Tim Watkins has turned into a homicide investigation. Watkins' body found in the very place where he loved to ride on Sunday and there remain a lot of unanswered questions a day later. This news has most people on edge in the heart of Palmer Lake, with a strong warning from the El Paso County Sheriff's Office to remain vigilant. "It's a small town, you feel safe in a town like this, that's why people move here," David Tenace, a neighbor said. 

    The death of Tim Watkins has turned into a homicide investigation. Watkins' body found in the very place where he loved to ride on Sunday and there remain a lot of unanswered questions a day later. This news has most people on edge in the heart of Palmer Lake, with a strong warning from the El Paso County Sheriff's Office to remain vigilant. "It's a small town, you feel safe in a town like this, that's why people move here," David Tenace, a neighbor said. 

  • Woodland Park Aquatic Center prices irk large families

    Woodland Park Aquatic Center prices irk large families

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 12:21 AM EDT2017-09-19 04:21:26 GMT
    The brand-new Woodland Park Aquatic Center is nearing completion of construction, with an opening day set for Sunday, August 29.  "My whole entire family has been excited about this," said Vicki Johnson-Calzadilla.  "We've been waiting for it to come in."  However, Johnson-Calzadilla is among some in the community upset with the recently-revealed fee schedule for utilization of the aquatic center.  "Now that it's here, it's just not accessi...
    The brand-new Woodland Park Aquatic Center is nearing completion of construction, with an opening day set for Sunday, August 29.  "My whole entire family has been excited about this," said Vicki Johnson-Calzadilla.  "We've been waiting for it to come in."  However, Johnson-Calzadilla is among some in the community upset with the recently-revealed fee schedule for utilization of the aquatic center.  "Now that it's here, it's just not accessi...
  • Flights to four new destinations coming to Colorado Springs Airport

    Flights to four new destinations coming to Colorado Springs Airport

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 7:02 PM EDT2017-09-19 23:02:46 GMT

    Frontier Airlines announced it will begin service to Seattle, Minneapolis, San Jose and San Antonio from the Colorado Springs Airport starting next spring.

    Frontier Airlines announced it will begin service to Seattle, Minneapolis, San Jose and San Antonio from the Colorado Springs Airport starting next spring.

Powered by Frankly

© KOAA.com 2017, KOAA.com
A CORDILLERA COMMUNICATIONS Station
All rights reserved
Privacy Policy, | Terms of Service, and Ad Choices

Can't find something?