Sanpete’s 4-H Family Fun Nights wins wellness award

USU Extension Assistant Professor Shannon Cromwell and team recently received school wellness awards for first place National and first place in Western Region for Sanpete County’s 4-H Family Fun Nights program which is provided in conjunction with the 4-H Afterschool program.

SANPETE COUNTY — Shannon Cromwell, extension assistant professor for Utah State University, Sanpete County; was honored at the National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences 2017 annual session.

Cromwell was a member of the team that received the first place National and first place Western Region School Wellness Award at the conference held Oct. 16-19 in Omaha, NE.

The School Wellness award recognizes outstanding school-based programs that promote and improve physical, emotional, and/or social wellness of students, staff or families of students in the school community.

In receiving the award, Cromwell and team were recognized for Sanpete County’s 4-H Family Fun Nights, a program provided in conjunction with the 4-H Afterschool program.

4-H Family Fun Nights are a collaborative effort between USU Extension, school-district administrators, and community agencies, which encourages families to participate in hands-on wellness activities that increase physical, social, and emotional development.

Cromwell’s team members are Matt Palmer, Cheryl Bartholomew, Roxie DeBiasi, Karyl Zanocco, Laura Lister, Berny Lister, Chelsey Black, Sue Black and Kaden Hanks.

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