In March 2016, Lake County Intermediate School in Leadville was recognized with the Platinum Governor’s Award for School Health and Wellness. But it wasn’t long ago that health outcomes for Leadville kids weren’t so great. Educators across the district began focusing on meeting students’ basic health and wellness needs. The school used the time and resources they already had - and aligned health and wellness goals with academic achievement goals. It’s making a difference not just for the school, but across the community.