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Students at Paperjack Elementary follow along with the Twin Cities Radio Disney team while they dance to Katy Perry’s “Roar” during a PowerUp School Challenge assembly on Monday, March 10. (Photo by Jordan Willi)1 / 3
Paperjack Elementary third- through fifth-grade students took part in a beanbag tossing game to help them exercise and learn the colors of fruits and veggies during the PowerUp School Challenge put on by the Twins Cities Radio Disney team on Monday, March 10.2 / 3
The Twin Cities Radio Disney team led a group of third- through fifth-grade students from Paperjack Elementary through dances to get the students up and moving during a PowerUp School Challenge assembly on Monday, March 10.3 / 3

Third- through fifth­graders at all three New Richmond elementary schools, as well as St. Mary School, took part in a PowerUp School Challenge assembly this week, which was led by the Twin Cities Radio Disney team. PowerUp is supported by a designated fund of the Lakeview Foundation in partnership with HealthPartners.

On Monday, March 10, the Radio Disney team was at Paperjack Elementary and Hillside Elementary and then led another set of assemblies on Wednesday, March 12, at Starr Elementary and St. Mary School.

PowerUp is a community­wide initiative to make better eating and physical activity easy, fun and popular for kids and families. The Radio Disney team led the students in a series of dances, trivia quizzes and Q&A sessions during the assemblies to help them learn about healthy fruits, vegetables and differ­ent ways to exercise.

For more information on the PowerUp program, visit or the PowerUp Facebook page. Contact to join the movement.

Compiled by Jordan Willi 

Jordan Willi
Jordan Willi is a reporter for the New Richmond News. Previously, he worked as a sports reporter at the Worthington Daily Globe in Worthington, Minnesota. He also interned at the Hudson Star Observer for two summers and contributed to the Bison Illustrated sports magazine at North Dakota State University.
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