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Schools win cash for helping students "fuel up first"

Eight school districts across Washington state have earned honors for serving more students the first meal of the day: breakfast.

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Randy Dorn, the Washington State Dairy Council, and the non-profit advocacy group for kids the Children’s Alliance are recognizing the school districts with gold, silver and bronze awards and cash prizes of $500-$1,500. The Dairy Council provided funds for the awards, and for colorful award banners to hang in local schools.

The eight recognized districts stretch from the town of Newport, in the northeast corner of the state, to Satsop, just 40 miles from the Pacific Ocean. In the 2012-2013 school year, each district served school breakfasts to 29 to 43 percent more students than in 2011-2012. Read our full press release.