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Students Battle Handwashing Horrors

April 24, 2013

Awarded $5K for SNAP campaign.

Three Litchfield High School students created a multi-media hygiene education campaign and received national honors from the Healthy Schools, Healthy People: It’s a SNAP Program. SNAP, the School Network for Absenteeism Prevention, is a joint initiative of the American Cleaning Institute (ACI) and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
 
The sophomore students—Ali McGraw, Kalley Spreiter and Abby Roediger—belong to the school’s chapter of the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA). The trio sponsored a handwashing video competition in the high school, which landed the chapter the top award, “Handwashing Horrors: Revenge of The Germ”
 
 
Their “Germs don't scare us - we wash them away!” project earned their FCCLA chapter $5,000 from several supporting ACI member companies: Arylessence, Inc, Colgate-Palmolive, Ecolab, Gojo Industries, Inc and Henkel Consumer Goods.
 
Colgate-Palmolive. Ecolab Inc., GOJO, Henkel Consumer Goods Inc. and Water Journey Ltd are also sending hand-cleaning products to the Litchfield community to continue the promotion of clean hands at school.
 

In addition, the girls created hand hygiene education projects for 3rd and 5th graders, including surveys, science experiments and showing germ transfer with a black light. They also used media to send weekly messages about handwashing statistics and procedures.
 

As a part of their honor from the Healthy Schools, Healthy People program, the Minnesota students will receive all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C.
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