Program Advisors of the Year
The Fuel Up to Play 60 State Program Advisor of the Year takes an active leadership role in encouraging students to eat healthy, get active and make a difference through Fuel Up to Play 60. They help their schools activate the program and earn rewards and funds, engage and empower students to implement Fuel Up to Play 60 and encourage others in their schools to get involved.
Michele Brown - Arkansas
What’s your school’s BMI? Lamar Elementary Physical Education teacher and Arkansas’s Fuel Up to Play 60 Program Advisor of the Year Michele Brown set a goal to collectively decrease her school’s body mass index.
Ray Arceo - Illinois
Ray Arceo has always brought an abundance of energy and a love for movement to his work. He shares that passion with hundreds of school-aged children and makes a stand for lifelong healthy eating and exercise habits as Illinois’s Program Advisor of the Year for Fuel Up to Play 60.
Kristie Kuhse - Iowa
Kuhse has taught family and consumer sciences for the past 20 years. She credits Fuel Up to Play 60 for providing a “push” from the idea stage to the action stage for her school’s health and wellness efforts. Ultimately, her goal is for students and the community to embrace making lifelong healthy food choices and being active for sixty minutes daily.
Wendy Scholten - Kansas
Wendy Scholten’s passion for wellness and dedication to instilling lifelong healthy habits in her students earned her the honor of being named Fuel Up to Play 60 program advisor of the year for Kansas in 2012-2013.
Annalisa Hultberg and Jenny Hinman - Minnesota
Students in Savage, Minn., have not one, but two great reasons to brag about their Fuel Up to Play 60 program: Annalisa Hultberg and Jenny Hinman. Hinman and Hultberg are program advisors of the year for the state of Minnesota.
Kathy Beezley - Missouri
For Kathy Beezley, it all started with a video game. Beezley, a school nurse at Rogers Middle School in Affton and Missouri’s Program Advisor of the Year, learned about the Fuel Up to Play 60 program at a community wellness meeting in 2010. Her goal that day was to purchase some game consoles for Rogers Middle School’s after-school program.
Cindy Brison and Sue Keyser - Nebraska
Call them Nebraska’s Dynamic Duo: Cindy Brison and Sue Keyser are a formidable Fuel Up to Play 60 program advisor team. With two of them working to motivate students and keep program initiatives rolling, they’ve helped their school, St. Bernard’s in Omaha, Neb., become one of the top Fuel Up to Play schools in the country.
Trevor Bakalar, Beth Beckers & Sue Milender - North Dakota
Valley City Jr./Sr. High School in Valley City, N.D. is fortunate to have a trifecta of enthusiastic program advisors running the school’s Fuel Up to Play 60 program. Physical Education teacher Trevor Bakalar, Family and Consumer Sciences (FACS) teacher Beth Beckers and Licensed Registered Dietitian/Nutrition Services Director Sue Milender guide the school’s Fuel Up to Play 60 student team through the program’s challenges and plays.
Chris West - South Dakota
Chris West wears a lot of hats, and every one of them is focused on helping kids get active and make healthy decisions. He’s the Physical Education/Health Instructor at Sturgis Elementary in Sturgis, S.D., the department chair for the PE/Health Department in the Meade School District -- and now South Dakota’s Fuel Up to Play 60 Advisor of the Year.