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Holmen Elementary School wins $1,000 for video showing importance of breakfast

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A Holmen elementary school has been awarded $1,000 for winning a video contest promoting the importance of school breakfast.

Viking Elementary’s music video parody of Queen’s ‘We Will Rock You,’ beat every competitor.


The win wasn’t expected, given past success according to nutrition supervisor Michael Gasper.

“We’ve entered this contest three years in a row,” Gasper said. “The first year we got second, last year it was Evergreen Elementary who got first, so we weren’t anticipating that call. The video the kids did though was really cool.”

Numbers are growing for the before school breakfast program, and the evidence between a good first meal and success in the classroom is overwhelming.

“We charge $1.50 for a paid student,” Gasper said, “and we offer a whole variety of choices. You really can’t beat it. Whether they’re getting it at home or here, it’s really important they are getting a good breakfast.”

Students said coming up with the lyrics and the props they used took several days.

The contest was through the Hunger Task Force and the Wisconsin DPI.

Born in Decorah Iowa. I've been a news reporter for the last 10 years, starting right out of college in Fort Dodge, Iowa. Other professional opportunities led me to Marshalltown, Iowa and Antigo Wisconsin, before I finally was afforded the opportunity here in La Crosse. I've been here since 2016. I also act as the voice of local sports, doing play by play of high school and college football and basketball. When not working I enjoy golfing.

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  1. Greg

    April 8, 2019 at 5:57 pm

    Government used a fake issue to gain control of more people by brainwashing them that breakfast was so important we have to force your neighbors to pay for it. Question EVERYTHING!!!

    https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/john-stossel-breakfast-isnt-the-most-important-meal-of-the-day-heres-why

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