District shedding pounds through Biggest Loser contest

Half of the entrance fee is donated to local charity


The fifth annual Biggest Loser Contest has begun.

For only $10.00 teachers and people employed by the Bellwood-Antis School District can compete to see who can lose the most weight over a time period of 40 days.

A portion of the money is donated to the Relay for Life.

According to contest organizer Mrs. Nyman, the contest at B-A began five years ago while some faculty members ate lunch discussing that they wanted to lose some weight. It’s based upon the popular reality show on NBC of the same name.

Over the five year span, a couple hundred pounds have been lost across the district. Within the 40 days, the contestants entered are committed to losing as much weight as possible. They are given a choice of working out individually or in a group.

According to Mrs. Nyman, the faculty of the elementary school work together after school. Setting a goal for weight loss isn’t required by the contest, but most of the contestants do so anyways.

“In years past the results were very good. A few hundred pounds have been lost total, which is always a good thing,” said Nyman.

Once the contest has finished, March 13 to be exact, two winners will be declared. Since males have an easier time losing weight, it is only fair that there will be one male winner and one female winner. The two victors will also be given one hundred dollars.

Another benefit from this contest is 5 dollars from the entry fee goes to Relay for Life, while the other 5 dollars goes toward prizes for the winners. Good luck to all the participants!