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Fuel Up to Play 60 student ambassadors demonstrate a passion for taking control of their health and wellness, and encouraging their fellow students to do the same. They are not only actively engaged and involved in Fuel Up to Play 60, but are leaders among their peers, working to improve physical fitness and nutrition habits within their schools.
Alejandro Guadarrama - National Ambassador from Illinois
Whether rubbing elbows with Gov. Pat Quinn (who signed a pledge at the Illinois State Fair to support Fuel Up to Play 60) or organizing a tailgate party with parent volunteers to celebrate football season with healthy foods — Alejandro Guadarrama is meeting new people and participating in new activities that are honing his leadership skills as a Fuel Up to Play ambassador.
Angelique Livingston – Illinois
Like many of this year’s ambassadors, Angelique Livingston’s first Fuel Up to Play Summit was filled with memorable “firsts”: her first time in an airplane, first time in Washington, D.C., and her first time meeting other Fuel Up to Play enthusiasts from across the country.
Courtney Downing - Iowa
Eighth-grader Courtney Downing of Des Moines, Iowa is ready to make a splash as the state’s Fuel Up to Play 60 Student Ambassador. Similar to the many female basketball players she idolizes, Courtney knows the importance of setting and achieving goals. And she has a lot of goals to get her peers involved in the Fuel Up to Play 60 program.
Emma Hickey - Kansas
Ninth-grader Emma Hickey of Wichita, Kan., is a natural leader, so she expects a lot out of our nation’s leaders. She has noticed an alarming trend she hopes to help fix as the Kansas Fuel Up to Play 60 Student Ambassador: each generation becomes more overweight than the previous. Emma hopes her peers are living a healthier lifestyle when they become the leaders of the country so they can help set a good example for the next generation.
Kylie Kasprick - Minnesota
Sixth-grader Kylie Kasprick of Maple Grove, Minn., is passionate and devoted to competitive dancing, so it’s no wonder she knows the importance of a balanced plate and an active lifestyle. Kylie was selected as Minnesota’s Fuel Up to Play 60 State Ambassador to encourage kids to be more physically active and be healthier.
Cassidy Ley - Missouri
Sixth-grader Cassidy Ley of Madison, Mo. is fairly new to the Fuel Up to Play 60 program, but that didn’t stop her from becoming an extremely enthusiastic Missouri Student Ambassador for the 2012-2013 school year.
Tommy Benes - Nebraska
When he’s not swimming, playing football or basketball, jumping on the trampoline or riding his horse—Tommy Benes has big things on his mind: like helping to change the childhood obesity epidemic by encouraging more students to join his school’s Fuel Up to Play 60 team.
Alex O’Connell - North Dakota
When listing the benefits of an active, healthy lifestyle—participating in a school musical might not usually pop into mind. But it does for Alex O’Connell. The West Fargo ninth grader credits his involvement with Fuel Up to Play 60 for giving him the confidence to audition—and to land a leading role—last year in his school musical, Bugsy Malone Jr.
Rhett Conkling - Oklahoma
Living on an Oklahoma dairy farm with 240 Holsteins provides great opportunities for Rhett Conkling, age 11, to live an active and healthy lifestyle.
Kendra Strande - South Dakota
Kendra Strande and many of her friends can’t wait to get to school early on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The eighth grader at Edison Middle School in Sioux Falls, S.D., helped transform an unused room at the school into a Fuel Up to Play 60 exercise room that’s available before school on those mornings.