BATH — Morse High School students Boden Gould, Abigail Carpenter and Kennedy St. Pierre were selected to serve as Summit Ambassadors for Fuel Up to Play 60, a health and wellness program created in partnership with Maine Dairy & Nutrition Council and the NFL, in collaboration with USDA.

Fuel Up to Play 60 encourages students to eat healthy, be active and make positive, healthy changes in their schools and communities. Fuel Up to Play 60 program advisors Leslie Trundy of Bath and Michelle Higgins of Westbrook accompanied the students to the summit in Georgia.

Selected from a nationwide search and extensive application process, the students attended the Fuel Up to Play 60 Student Ambassador Summit at Agnes Scott College in Atlanta earlier this month. Gould attended as a member of the Fuel Up to Play 60 National Youth Committee, and St. Pierre is the 2018-19 Maine State Ambassador for the program.

The 2018 Fuel Up to Play 60 Student Ambassador Summit brought together 215 students and 92 educators representing 46 states and 170 schools to spend four days exchanging ideas and getting inspired. It provided Student Ambassadors the opportunity to meet their fellow leaders from across the country and receive once-in-a-lifetime experiences with a focus on leadership and communications.

Students met NFL players, toured Mercedes-Benz Stadium, competed for chances to win funding for their schools and designed new and healthy eating and physical activities for their school communities.

“We have a stellar group of student leaders attending from Maine,” said Catherine Hoffmann, school programs manager for the Maine Dairy & Nutrition Council. “They have shown incredible enthusiasm for Fuel Up to Play 60 and truly want to inspire their peers and communities to eat healthy and get active through this program.”

 Ambassadors lead the Fuel Up to Play 60 program, which engages youth directly as grassroots leaders to increase access to nutrient-rich foods and 60 minutes of physical activity at school. From smoothie stations to walking clubs, Fuel Up to Play 60 helps students create healthier school environments in over 73,000 schools nationwide.