"Washburn School District’s Green and Healthy School Program has gained national attention for providing students with the tools necessary to live in harmony with the natural world and may even result in a visit from First Lady Michelle Obama.
"This year, the Washburn School District has gained national attention as a district that fosters academic excellence and environmentally focused programming at all levels for students.
"In September, Washburn High School was awarded the National Blue Ribbon Award for Academic Excellence. Then this spring, five Washburn Elementary students visited the White House — twice — to plant and harvest with First Lady Michelle Obama as part of her 'Let’s Move!' initiative supporting school gardens and healthy lifestyle choices as a way to combat child obesity.
"So what exactly does this recognition mean for the district, and what makes it such a unique place to learn?"
Written by Amber Mullen for the Ashland Daily Press. Read the full article here.
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News articles featuring local food projects that are occurring in the Chequamegon Bay area