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Shapleigh Attends New England Fuel Up To Play 60 Summit

posted Jul 26, 2016, 1:14 AM by Seth Cole
FOXBORO, Mass. - Three Shapleigh School students - sixth grader Emerson Bouffard and fifth graders Marie Lane and Charlotte Masse - attended the 2016 New England Fuel Up To Play 60 Student Leadership Summit on Thursday, July 21. The all-day event, featuring more than 100 students and support personnel from all six New England states, was held at Gillette Stadium, home of the National Football League's New England Patriots.

Bouffard, Lane and Masse were selected to this invitation-only event based on their interest and commitment to Shapleigh School's Fuel Up To Play 60 Club. The event was a unique opportunity for these three girls and the school's club leaders - fifth grade teacher Kate Sheldon and technologist Seth Cole - to prepare for Fuel Up to Play 60 success in the coming school year, as well as share ideas with other exceptional schools from across New England. This action-packed Summit featured hands-on workshops, fun activities and once-in-a-lifetime opportunities, including the chance to meet New England Patriots' safety Duron Harmon.

The event was hosted by ESPN reporter Mike Reiss, and featured an engaging keynote address on "Working Together to Make a Difference" by Improv Asylum Boston. Bouffard, Lane and Masse also competed in "The Great Smoothie Blend-Off", where their drink - dubbed the "Tom Berry" - earned recognition from an expert panel of judges. Students also took part in flag football drills hosted by the New England Patriots Alumni Club, and Shapleigh School won a flag football kit to be used in its physical education classes.

Fuel Up to Play 60 is the in-school nutrition and physical activity program launched by the National Dairy Council (NDC) and the NFL, in collaboration with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Fuel Up to Play 60 is brought to local schools by the Maine Dairy & Nutrition Council, the New England Dairy & Food Council, the  and the New England Patriots. This free program encourages youth to fuel up with healthy foods and be active for 60 minutes every day. For more information on how to join, visit

Pictured: Shapleigh School students (left to right) Emerson Bouffard, Charlotte Masse and Marie Lane, pictured with "Pat Patriot", at the 2016 New England Fuel Up To Play 60 Student Leadership Summit, held on Thursday, July 21 at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Mass.