Rewards for playing along, eating well

Zach Brown, a Jackson County Comprehensive High School senior, scored the big win of a Samsung Galaxy digital tablet in a photo-and-art contest for National School Breakfast Week. Presenting the award are, from left, Sandra Brown, cafeteria manager; Mary Helen Richardson, cashier; and Florine Watson, food service worker.

Zach Brown, a Jackson County Comprehensive High School senior, scored the big win of a Samsung Galaxy digital tablet in a photo-and-art contest for National School Breakfast Week. Presenting the award are, from left, Sandra Brown, cafeteria manager; Mary Helen Richardson, cashier; and Florine Watson, food service worker.

Jackson County School System students have been big winners in recent promotions for participation in meals served in local cafeterias.

Zach Brown, a senior at Jackson County Comprehensive High School won a Samsung Galaxy tablet for his red-and-black Panther-themed artwork encouraging students to eat breakfast. Runners-up received prize bags with the “Start your Engines” theme used for the annual celebration of breakfast at school.

School-level winners and runners-up included Shuajdu Ly, Sofia Rosales, and Jessica Hughes at North Jackson Elementary School; Braxton Pittman and Juliet Camp at East Jackson Elementary School; Hannah Jarrett and Chloe Lawrence at Maysville Elementary School; Justin Travenner at Gum Springs Elementary School; and Sydney Lee at JCCHS.

And, while NCAA men and women’s basketball players were making buckets in tournament games across the country, local student winners were munching on treats from March Madness promotion “buckets.”

Jackson County Comprehensive High School's Eduardo Martinez was one of the winners of a March Madness bucket full of goodies, awarded by school nutrition staffers just before spring break for the Jackson County School System.

Jackson County Comprehensive High School’s Eduardo Martinez was one of the winners of a March Madness bucket full of goodies, awarded by school nutrition staffers just before spring break for the Jackson County School System.

Distributed March 29, just before Spring Break and just in time for tournament celebrations, the prizes went to Brittany Hines, East Jackson Comprehensive High School; Amos Pittman, EJES; Brandon Lankford, East Jackson Middle School; Jasmine Pizano, GSES; Eduardo Martinez, JCCHS; Gunner Johnson, MES; Adrian Arrieta, NJES; Jaycee Wood, South Jackson Elementary School; Ryder Winebarger, West Jackson Elementary School; and Luke Mobbs, West Jackson Middle School.

Click here to see more photos online on the Jackson County School Nutrition Facebook page.

The Jackson County School System serves more than 1.2 million meals during the school year in 10 schools across the county. Nearly 8.000 students attend six elementary, two middle and two high schools in pre-K through 12th-grade classes. Learn more online at JacksonSchoolsGA.org.