Governor Branstad visits Franklin, delivers awards


Governor Terry Branstad holds the gift of a Franklin Elementary School T-shirt during a ceremony on May 19. Branstad honored Franklin school with a Youth Action Award.

Governor Terry Branstad visited Franklin Elementary School on May 19 as part of the Governor’s Youth Action Award.

Branstad awarded Franklin for a video featuring the students exercising and learning about healthy eating and also awarded Marshalltown High School junior Beau Ragland for his essay on healthy lifestyles.

Branstad called Franklin a leader in promoting healthy lifestyles.

The event at Franklin Field also featured the MHS cheerleaders, drumline and appearances from statewide leaders in promoting healthy lifestyles from Live Healthy Iowa and former Iowa Hawkeye quarterback Chuck Long of the Iowa Sports Foundation.

The students also did Zumba dancing along with the governor, Franklin and school district staff and parents, and walked around the track to the sounds of the drumline.


Branstad and MHS student Beau Ragland


From left, MCSD Superintendent Dr. Marvin Wade, MHS junior Beau Ragland, Gov. Terry Branstad, Franklin Nurse Carol Barlow and Franklin Principal Tim Holmgren.


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