Five youths win contest, earn chance to meet Buffett

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Posted: Saturday, May 4, 2013 12:00 am

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Five students won the chance to consult Warren Buffett on their ideas for improving the health of their schools.

The students won a national contest and got to meet Buffett Friday on the eve of the annual meeting of Berkshire Hathaway.

The students are ambassadors for Fuel Up to Play 60, the wellness program backed by the National Football League and the National Dairy Council. The students each receive $4,000 grants to implement their ideas.

Josh Miller, a fifth-grader from Maple Grove, Minn., said Buffett gave him several ideas about how to make his idea for a weekly half-hour exercise program successful.

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Other winners and their projects:

» Lily Ayotte, seventh-grader from Milford, N.H., a series of after-school healthy cooking classes.

» Lashon Bonaventure, fourth-grader from the Bronx, N.Y., a series of workshops for students to learn how to cook and grow organic produce.

» Emma Buchanan, 10th-grader from Glade Spring, Va., a monthly class featuring health information, healthy family cooking classes and personal fitness guidance.

» Kaylene Khosla, ninth-grader from Pueblo, Colo., a recreational sports league for elementary students.

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