Sage Ridge Wins First-Ever ‘School of the North’ Competition

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The American Heart Association debuted the first-ever ‘School of the North’ competition this year. It honors the top fundraising school for Kids Heart Challenge, an American Heart Association program that teaches kids how to live healthy for life.

Sage Ridge School won the inaugural title by raising more than $9,000. To celebrate, students will slime school leaders on Friday, April 9. The outdoor, on-campus event is scheduled from 2:30-3:15 p.m.

Sage Ridge students have spent the last few weeks raising donations and learning life skills that will help them live healthier lives as they grow into adulthood. Through Kids Heart Challenge, students have fun learning to keep their hearts and brains healthy – all while making a difference in the lives of others by raising money to help kids with heart problems.

“We’re so excited to be a part of Kids Heart Challenge, which really focuses on building healthy habits in our students early in their life,” said Christine Kratzer, Sage Ridge physical education teacher. “I’m so proud of our students for making such a positive impact in this community. I’m grateful to the parents and educators who are helping our next generation build a healthy lifestyle today that will last their lifetime.”

Students have also learned how to build up their mental and emotional health this year with special resources designed to work in an online school environment.

The American Heart Association staff hopes the School of the North competition becomes a mainstay in Northern Nevada schools for years to come. Sage Ridge School is a nonprofit, independent private school serving students in grades 3-12 in the greater Reno/Tahoe area.

Contact Communications Director Jess Thibault for more information. Learn about the Kids Heart Challenge at

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