The Health office at Cherokee High School and Cherokee Middle School organized a “Biggest Loser” contest to kick off the New Year. The contest was designed to encourage motion, reduce blood sugar, reduce blood pressure and improve overall health. The contest was for employees only, with each employee contributing $2 to join and $2 each week at weigh in.
For eight weeks, 35 employees weighed in. The total weight loss at the end of the eight weeks was 294.7 pounds with 22 employees finishing the race.
Miranda Stamper won first place and the $630 in prize money. “I am smaller than before I had my girls,” she said.
The following staff members placed in the top five along with Stamper: 2nd place – CMS teacher Andrew Maney, 3rd place – CMS teacher Matt Maney, 4th place – CHS’s Emaline Kalonaheskie, and 5th place – CHS teacher Susan Ford.
“There have already been requests to do it again,” said Nurse Parton. “Even if you didn’t finish in the top 5, thank you for having fun with us and for trying. Let’s keep it going!”
– Cherokee Central Schools