Bratt Elementary Wins $1,000 Wellness Challenge For Third Year

January 19, 2018

For the third consecutive year, Bratt Elementary School has been named the winner of Escambia Superintendent Malcolm Thomas’  Choose Wellness Challenge. The school was presented a $1,000 prize at Tuesday’s meeting of the Escambia County School Board.

The challenge was to see which school or major department could achieve the highest level of participation in the challenge by the end of the school year. Participants completed four steps to promote health and wellness, potentially reducing the district’s health care and lost work time costs.

Thomas said he expected the winner to come from a school that was located near the district’s health and wellness center. But he was wrong…again.

“This year’s winner, for the third straight year, is a school that’s actually located further away from the Wellness Center than the majority of our schools, making it quite evident that mileage and inconvenience was absolutely, not a factor,” Thomas said off Bratt Elementary.

“When we started this, we made a plaque and we thought that each year we would put the winner on the plaque.” Thomas explained. “So far, we have three years and we only have one school on it. So, my challenge to the other schools and departments is – Is there anybody out there that’s willing to take on Bratt Elementary to see if you can be next year’s winner?”

The $1,000 prize is expected to be used in some manner to promote wellness among the school’s staff. All of the funds were from private donations; no taxpayer dollars were used.

The Exceptional Student Education department received a $500 prize for increase participation of about 30 percent.

Pictured: Bratt Elementary accepts their $1,000 Wellness Challenge award during a Tuesday meeting of the Escambia County School Board. Courtesy photo for, click to enlarge.


One Response to “Bratt Elementary Wins $1,000 Wellness Challenge For Third Year”

  1. BONNIE EXNER on January 19th, 2018 11:36 am

    Way to Go, Bratt!

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