• Nick Clark, at left, executive director of the YMCA of Mount Vernon, left, presented Crunch Out Obesity essay awards to Pleasant Street Elementary students, from left, Simon Dooley, Alina Syed, Emma Jones and Macey Neer while Pleasant Street Elementary Principal Karen Boylan congratulates the winners. Adkins and Jones were named overall essay winners at their schools and each received a three-month YMCA of Mount Vernon family membership. To see what students and parents had to say about this pilot program, visit uwayknox.org.



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